I hesitate to even bring this topic up because…
Someone, somewhere is going to read what I’m going to say here– and that somewhere someone is going to start judging me. I just know it.
However, a bit of negative energy directed my way is not going to stop me from sharing with you, my gentle readers, the fact that:
Our home is already decorated for Christmas.
I know that it’s early. In fact, I think that the #turkeysbeforetrees idea is a good one. Timely. Putting the emphasis on what is important. But here’s the thing, and there’s always a thing when it comes to Christmas, we are having a large house party the first weekend in December.
How large you ask? Well, at last count, 50 people have RSVPed “yes.” And this means, in practical terms, that the sooner we get the house decorated and organized, the sooner we can start fussing around with the food and drink.
So despite being a person who doesn’t like the idea of forcing Christmas, this year I am a person who, for once, is ahead of the curve on this Christmas thing.
I justify this by remembering three things:
- the more organized I am about this party, the calmer I will be prior to it;
- the calmer I am prior to it, the better the food and drink will be during it; &
- the better the food and drink are during the party, the happier our guests will be.
And who among you, I ask, doesn’t want happy guests at his or her party? Hmmm? ‘Nuff said.