Monday, December 10, 2012

They call me - Mrs. Grinch

I am having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year.  I'm just not feeling it.

Maybe it's because the weather has been so warm.

Maybe it's because my sisters won't be visiting this year until after Christmas.

Or maybe it's because our house is still in the throes of the living room renovation and not looking very Christmas-y at all yet.

I am starting to stress about whether enough of it is going to be done in time to make our home at least reasonably settled for Christmas.  It feels like there is still a lot of work to be done. 

And because of the renovations to the living room, the rest of the house is starting to look like something deserving of it's own episode of "Hoarders".  (Is that a sofa under all that stuff in the dining room?  Why, yet it is!)

I had to inform the family last night that based on the way the schedule to get things done is looking, there may not be a tree this year. 

That's right... sing it with me....  "You're a mean one, Mrs Grinch"

I'm really not trying to be a Scrooge.  It's just that we can't pull a tree in right now.  The baseboards and trim have to be done first.  The curtain hardware and the curtains themselves need to hung.  Having the tree in would just complicate the entire process.

And I can't imagine going through all the work and difficulty of getting and putting up a tree for just  a few days.  (Go ahead, sing another verse... I'll sit here quietly until you're done)

As you can imagine, I'm not incredibly popular around here right now. 

I sincerely hope I'm proved wrong and things are at a point by next weekend where putting up the tree can happen. And if it doesn't... well, we all know how the Grinch's story ended... even without all the wrappings.


  1. Could you put the tree downstairs?? Sorry we won't be there on Christmas day, but I promise to bring plenty of holiday cheer soon after!! :)

  2. Don't worry I'm sure that your loved ones will forgive and your heart will grow 3 sizes on Christmas day (hahaha)! I'm your newest follower from the “Aloha” blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back:

  3. A few years back I had my house painted at this time of year and they did not finish up until Christmas Eve. My whole kitchen was covered in plastic for a week. The bright side was, I didnt have to cook. That was quite the relief at this time of year. I feel your pain. I actually likened myself to Grumpy from snow white yesterday. I dont know what it is this year for least you have an excuse. Have a good weekend!


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