Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How Many Days is it Until Christmas?????

Only 23 Days Unit Christmas (in case you didn't know!) Thanksgiving is over and now it's time to move on. As we do every Thanksgiving, the Recca family gets up early in the morning, has breakfast and then, husband, son, daughter, corgis (and me) rummage through the attic, basement and closets looking for the boxes upon boxes of outside decorations so we can decorate the exterior of the house - and light up the neighborhood on Thanksgiving evening.

It only takes a few hours, but sometimes it can drag on a wee bit longer - because let's face it -we are not an "all work and no play" family. There's corgis to play with, eggnog to sip and hugs to be had at any given moment - distractions abound. But we did get the job done - in plenty of time to have dinner, clean up, and get back outside before dark.

Here's a picture of Tobie for a change - because, where was Gizmo? He was out back rolling around in the mud. Very naughty corgi. It was bath day anyway - so both corgis enjoyed a luxurious bubble bath in the sink in the garage - before entering for Thanksgiving dinner.

Tonight another tradition takes place. As a reward for all of the exhausting Thanksgiving and Christmas preparation - my husband takes me to a concert during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last year we saw the Trans Siberian Orchestra - and we loved it. So we're going again tonight. A nice way to take a deep breath before all the craziness begins. (If your not familiar with TSO - they are really something special. Let me put it this way - they play Metallica - so to hear this particular "type" of orchestra play a Christmas Canon - it's pretty cool.)
Tomorrow I will wake up and it will only be 22 days until Christmas. I better get in gear for there are still have cards to write, a tree to buy, cookies to bake, a quilt to finish quilting, pj bottoms to sew, a scarf to finnish knitting, and those socks - well, they may have to wait until Valentine's Day to get those socks!

But that's ok - because tonight... I'm looking forward to the company of my husband, a pomegranet martini, some shrimp cocktail, maybe a little steak and the Trans Siberian Orchestra! Now go get started on YOUR to do list. Remember - only 23 more days!


*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi girlie :)
looks like the holidays are in full swing at the recca home!
i love love TSO!! it is such beautiful music
enjoy your evening with your guy,beautiful music,and good food
life is grand isn't it :)
x's & o's

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

P.S. like gizmo (such a sweetie) i too am waiting for snow!!!
nice to see toby too :)

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Oh Cathie - I'm panicking, so will have to get organised pretty quickley now that you've reminded me just how close Christmas is!! Have a wonderful evening out tonight! Best wishes. Lesley

Anonymous said...

Awesome tradition. Have a wonderful time! Love this blog! Keep it going girl!


Hope you enjoyed TSO. Will you treat us to a night time picture of your sweet lights?

Have a great week!


Mary said...

we are all decorated too. It sounds like you are going to have a great evening out! Have fun.

Deborah said...

Fun family traditions!

Jasmine said...

I would love to hear the Trans Siberian Orchestra, magical :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathie, Cookies baked, socks and scarfs knitted and cards bought and written? NOOOO, I'm kidding, I know that the best is to make the last preparations just before Christmas, if possible on the same day!:)
Have a great holiday time, you and your family,

~Babs said...

Wonderful family holiday plans.
Life is very, very good!

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