It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….
- Hours stuck going into work: 3.5
- Feet of lights hung: 36
- Christmas trees decorated: 1
- Feet of edging painted: 20
- Shelves hung: 1*
- Hardware store trips: 1
- Craft store trips: 1
- Christmas presents purchased: 1
- Messiah concerts avoided: 1**
- SPCO concerts attended: 1***
- Hanukkah meltdowns witnessed: 1****
*While writing this I just realized I managed to hang it upside down. It’s a floating shelf where you mount a support bracket to the first and I very carefully made sure I had the guide arrow pointing down. Doh!
**Matt plays viola in a community orchestra and while I try to go to every concert, I put my foot down at the Messiah. I went 2 years in a row and decided I REALLY do not like it. Actually, the majority of Christmas music makes me twitchy after too long.
***Their violin section is incredibly dramatic; this time I was mildly concerned there was going to be a horrible collision between the Concert Master, Associate Concert Master, and the next person down that line of chairs. Matt also got to have a fan boy moment since a group of them took the table when we out for dessert after the concert.
****Don’t ever get me started on the “war on Christmas.” Row after row of Christmas decor at Target and one teenie-tiny end-cap of Hanukkah decor. Little boy was near tears because he couldn’t find a dreidel and Mom was getting a little flustered since no one was apparently selling gelt (chocolate coins).