Sunday, November 11, 2007

WAIT !! I'm NOT ready to start Christmas yet !!!!!!






OK.....so... the magazines are telling me, the malls and stores are telling me and the zillions of catalogs that come in the mail are telling me , even the weather here in Pa is telling me (we had light snow for the first time this season on Friday into Saturday -- it stuck to trees in the higher elevations )--- it's time to prepare/panic for Christmas (actually, all of the above have been blaring it in my/our faces since before Halloween!) Well, as one who is always "a day late and a dollar short", I'm NOT ready to start Christmas yet !!!! SHEESH !!! I barely got my Halloween decorations up in time for that holiday and now , supposedly, it's time to take that stuff down and replace it all with Rudolph and company. Well, since Autumn is my favorite season, and I feel it gets short changed because of Christmas breathing down it's neck, (and because I haven't finished my Fall projects yet....and because I'm never organized enough to start Xmas shopping until after Thanksgiving -- but NEVER on Black Friday... YIKES!) I'm going to try and block out the "Christmas " bombardment until after Thanksgiving, and try to continue to enjoy the season that we're presently in . (of course all of you who are and have been doing Christmas shopping and working on handmade Christmas projects will definately have the last laugh on me when you're all relaxed on Christmas Eve , sitting in front of the fireplace with the tree all decorated and the gifts all wrapped, and the cookies all baked, etc -- and I'm running around like a crazed lunatic , mumbling under my breath something about those damn elves didn't show up again to help me with all this stuff, and everybody is getting an I.O.U. note again with their yet again unfinished handmade gift from me, and my Pillsbury slice and bake cookies are burning in the oven, and nothing is wrapped and the tree is tilting sideways because the cats are jumping up to reach the ornaments that are only on the top half of the tree because that's all the farther I got with the decorating, etc. etc. etc.)

So....anyhow, I'm subjecting you all to my little continuation of the Autumn season through pictures of more of my Autumn decorations (including that garland I made a few years ago) and a project I started as a Halloween project, but I've just declared it a Thanksgiving project (I figure a pumpkin project could stretch through Thanksgiving....)..... Anyhow, I plan to post more pictures of that pumpkin project as I work on it, along with instructions on how to make it for any of you holiday slackers like me who are still stuck on autumn projects !!! (and please, if I'm the only one, just humor me and don't tell me !!!!HA !!)

P.S. those first 2 pictures were taken yesterday morning in Cascade township, Pa -- about a half hour drive from Williamsport, Pa. ---- BEAUTIFUL scenery !!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

7 comments:

Doe said...

You said it, girl! I'm so not ready for Christmas but it's coming whether we're ready or not!

Pat said...

I'm not ready for Christmas but I am really not ready for the snow. I live in upstate NY we have had a few flurries and the temps have gone way down but no white stuff yet.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The pictures are beautiful, even if it is snow. Not a big fan of the stuff, but in New Jersey, we have to deal with it. I like to savor Thanksgiving, and just look at little hints of Christmas, but the stores are telling me otherwise! Susan

Nan said...

No Christmas!!! Not yet! I'm still enjoying the Fall season, and your pumpkins are the cutest! I am looking forward to the instructions, ma'am! Your scenic photos are gorgeous, by the way!

Tamara said...

Your not alone here. I will not put up Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I usually am on the ball with having all presents bought or at least thought of by now. But I have not given it any thought yet.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I swear Mary Anne I feel like I have to start taking down my fall decor as soon as my plane lands today. LOL!!! Here in Indiana where I'm visiting everyone is outside putting up lights and they EVEN have there trees up inside all lit and everything. Can you believe that??? I thought I was seeing things.

Amanda said...

The picture is beautiful! I love PA, especially in the winter. I can't believe I just said that, especially since I lived in the snow belt.

I guess I'm still stuck on Fall. Go to my blog and see my latest "Finish Something" project that you challenged us to do.