Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas, in full swing

It's been a busy week.  I have been out shopping for Christmas every day this week.  I was trying to wrap as it came in, but I got about one thing wrapped and shoved the rest in the closet.  I know I will be spending my typical evenings of blogging, tweeting and facebooking, wrapping presents like a little elf.

I am 100% done with Mark's shopping. 90% done with Javi's, 60% done with Ethan's and 40% done with Kaylee's.  I will be happy to get 'er done by early next week.

We have our tree up, but we are waiting to trim it.  We wanted to wait, so we could do it all together this weekend.  The rest of the house is decorated.  I finished that on Monday.  I have been waiting to put up the exterior lights.  I have actually been debating putting them up at all.  With the energy crisis going on, I think I will probably just put them up before Christmas and turn them on on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Years.  I thought it would be a much more eco friendly approach.  We have exterior decor, but why waste perfectly good energy and money making the house look pretty for passers by?  I think we can muster holiday spirit with out the lights being on 24/7.  We have yet to switch to solar powered LED's, but hope to invest in them one of these years.  Then we can enjoy them eco style!!

Don't forget to BYOB this holiday season!!  That is to say, bring your own bag.  If you don't have your own, be sure to recycle the one's you do bring home.  I made the mistake of forgetting mine last night, so I had them put everything I purchased in one bag, which makes it much easier to carry anyway!  Remember, Santa carries a sack that he uses every year ;)

Well, Ms. Grace, as I've been called for most of my life, has once again injured herself.  I broke my toe while working out yesterday.  Yes, it was only my second work out, since I committed to trying to get healthier by making more time to work out.  Don't worry, I won't let it discourage me.  I'll be getting right back in to my routine as soon as this toe heals.  I am certainly not going to let it slow me down!!

2 comments:

~Mama Skates~ said...

wow, i admire ur dedication to living green! don't know if i could go thru all the work of putting up lights, just to see them on for 3 days...sorry bout ur toe! don't worry, i'm about as graceful as a bull in a china shop - i'm really surprised that i've never broken a bone! i'm a HUGE klutz!

baby trevor's mommy said...

I always intend to wrap early...and always end up getting it done Christmas Eve! *smile* So goes life with little kids! I'm proud of you though...almost done. I know what I'm getting J & Toby...the rest of the gang I'll have to walk the mall for ideas. I could use a day of alone time though!