Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Almost!

It seems that almost is my most used word right now. I'm almost done baking, although I haven't made fudge yet and I haven't made the snack food yet. I'm almost done wrapping,at least all 50+stocking stuffers are done and that is the worst! I am done with Christmas cards but if I get one from someone I didn't send to, I'll be back to almost done. The project that I'm working on is almost finished.I'm almost done grocery shopping. Sounds like I'm in pretty good shape except that Christmas is ALMOST here!
I don't know if it's just me or not but I discovered a couple years ago that I will never be completely ready for Christmas. There is always that list of things that I do every year. Then there is a list (in my head at least) of things I would like to do if I have time. Then there is another list of new things I would like to try if I get everything else done. Any way you look at it, I will find something to do right up until Christmas Eve so I might just as well plan on it. It is nice to reach that point where everything I do every year is done so it doesn't matter if anything more gets done or not. I haven't reached that point yet. Have you?
I would like to thank everyone for the many nice comments on my house tour. I bought this house over 20 years ago. I was a single parent with no child support. It was a very scary thing to do but I had grown up in rentals. I wanted my kids to have a place they could always call home. I am still single and sometimes keeping up is hard but I love my home and it's ALMOST paid for. It has taken me years to accumulate all my Christmas stuff and as you saw, a lot of it was handmade. The rest was bought at household sales or after Christmas sales. (My daughter and I always shop on Martin Luther King day. All winter and Christmas stuff is rock bottom that day!) The words I love to hear about my home are homey,cozy and welcoming. That has been my goal and you showed me that I achieved that. Thanks again and if your ever in the neighborhood stop by and say Hi!

4 comments:

cityfarmer said...

Give anything to stop by and chat at your cozy dwelling.

Sue said...

Jean,
You've lived a life quite different from mine, but I do believe we'd be good friends in real life.
My house is decorated differently, but my goal is to make it welcoming to friends and family.
Maybe someday we'll meet in real life!
:)

Laurie & Chris said...

Mom ~ One thing Kim and I are most proud of is that we had a house to come home to no matter what. We both still call "home" our house we were raised in. We all fell so welcome including Chris and Tabatha. We Love you and Thank you for that.

Rhea said...

So few people pay off their houses these days, so I want to say 'good job' on ALMOST paying off your house! Happy Holidays!