Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry Early Christmas - EEEEK!

This is where our Christmas stuff is.  This garage has changed little since the day we moved in.
"Let's stack the Christmas decorations towards the back and along the side-that way we can get to them easily even with the car parked in here", I said to Mr. Tennis on moving day.

August something of this year.

First it was too hot to move the stuff and stack it properly so my car would fit in.
Then Mr. Tennis started cruising around his new territory day and night.
Then I started teaching Japanese students and walking dogs.

It was December!
Just like that!
I guess I have an automatic New Year's resolution for 2014....

I ventured in today to get some of the decorations out because...

We are having Christmas early.
This upcoming weekend.
And The Writer's birthday too.

The Writer and Sammy are headed to Florida for Christmas so they can visit Sammy's family and Orlando Grandma over the holidays.  So Sammy and I decided we would have Christmas early and celebrate The Writer's Dec. 20th birthday as well.

We will have Christmas Eve Friday night, stockings will be hung, presents will be stashed, there may be a cookie or two consumed.  We will wake up Saturday morning (Christmas morning) and have a nice big Christmas breakfast, exchange some gifts, take the dogs for a Christmas walk.... you get the idea.

This week I will do a bit of Christmas shopping - gotta figure out what to get Stanley the Greyhound this year! And a bit more decorating to make our new place festive.

This year I may be wishing you a Merry Christmas twice!

The Bostons already got an early Christmas present.
Grass in our side yard.  They missed their grass.

We have some Grinches here at the condo complex who say "No dogs and no kids playing on the green space" (That is right outside our front door and no one ever sets foot on-I'm tempted to set up our Christmas breakfast out there and invite the neighbors, kids and dogs only).

 So we put some in "our green space"!

(And sometimes during the day when the head Grinch's car is gone, The Boston Lady lets the black and whites run around out there anyway---shhhhhhhhhhhh)

Merry Early Christmas!!


Erika Christine said...

Haha Anne, I love it!

Edilma Weissmueller said...

Good idea to have an early Christmas/Writers Birthday. Great green area, we have the same regulation down here plus a hundred more.
Trying to get in Christmas mood.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Watch out for that grinch! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas gathering!

rottrover said...

I love the idea of Early Christmas so that everyone can be where they want! Merry EC!! We won't tell any one that you actually let your dogs out to RUN ON THE GRASS!!
E Gads!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Such fun. I love that the black and whites get to patrol the greens while the Grinches are away...
Have fun throwing up Christmas with the kids.
Merry Christmas to the Boston Manor!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you guys a Merry Christmas and the Writer a Happy Birthday! (my sister's bdy is the 20th also) LOL that you can tell when the Grinch is gone. What does a Grinch drive??? LOL

Mr. Connor said...

Wow ! Did not expect this ! Kind of sudden , right ? Well WE shall ALL have a good time where ever we are. Car parked in garage for Christmas ?

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Oh thank goodness! I love it that there is someone else who is not ready for Christmas. Our decorations are safely stowed away also, out of reach! Enjoy your green spaces and have fun at Christmas - (watch out for The Grinch!!!!) x

Chatty Crone said...

I think it is wonderful that you are celebrating Christmas early!!!

ANd I am glad the kids are going home for Christmas too.

You have a nice family.


centerofgravity said...

I love it that the doggies get to go on the precious grass when the Grinch is gone. Why have the open green space if no one can use it. I'm jealous that you have your decorations up. That's my job today. Have a great Christmas this weekend and in another two weeks, too. C

the cape on the corner said...

ha! maybe you should leave a little doggie xmas "present" out there for her.

Cristine Norrington said...

I wish I'd gotten the memo... I'd have plannned better to have things in the mail early this week. oops.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Have a wonderful time on Friday. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Wishing you everything wonderful in 2014! I know that my plans for 2014 are to work very, very hard on getting rid of things. "Less is more"....will be my moto!