Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cheating on Thanksgiving with Christmas

It snowed today, and I listened to Christmas music. I'm not ashamed. OK, maybe a little. Thing is, I love Christmas music. It brings back so many good memories of stacking those black LPs on the record player. Also, it's calming and joyful.  Most of it, anyway.  I refuse to listen to a few songs, like 'Rockin Around the Christmas Tree' and 'Jingle Bell Rock'.  Those two grate on my nerves like a 2 year-old whinefest.

A friend pointed out to me that I shouldn't forget Thanksgiving.  I know.  It sort of gets lost between the candy orgy and Santa visits.  I read on facebook about one woman who puts up her tree while the kids are trick-or-treating.  I'm not quite that bad.  I do love my Christmas decorations though and feel like I want more time with them.  I stood in the garage today looking at the boxes longingly.  I. Love. Them.  Why don't I marry them? I would, but my husband might take offense to me becoming a polygamist with garland and ribbons.

So, back to Thanksgiving.  I don't even have any Thanksgiving decorations.  No pilgrims or..... what else would Thanksgiving decorations be? Pumpkins, sure, but I carved all those into jack-o-lanterns. Leaves? Yeah, but fall sort of ended today with the snow storm.  I guess I need to make something to remind us of the almost-forgotten holiday.  We'll have dinner, of course, but truthfully, holidays are best if they're spread out.  I need to remind my children to give thanks.  Not just on that Thursday, but everyday.  People who are thankful are happier.  It's true. I read a study.

Do you have Thanksgiving decorations?  Have any ideas? I'd love to hear.

I am making a promise to not let it get lost this year.  I will put up something to celebrate this great holiday.  I have so much to be thankful for.  Like Christmas ornaments.


  1. I don't have any Thanksgiving decorations either, but want to find some. I have found several ideas on pintrest. Hmmm

  2. I have a really cool quilty pumpkin idea for you to look at! I think you might like it, although it has nothing really to do with being thankful. But it was pretty easy and I'm thankful for that! Does that count? =)I'll get you a copy this week.

  3. Michelle, that definitely counts! I'd love it.
    Deb, I've never gone on pintrest, guess I need to check it out.

  4. I have already put up one Christmas decoration... I figure I will sneak them out a little at a time :)

  5. I LOVE Thanksgiving!! I dislike that it gets lost. I have a Thanksgiving table cloth (just a cheap white one) that I take with us every year wherever we eat. Everyone there signs it with the year. It's fun -- at least for me.:)

    I have been looking for pilgrims that I like forever -- still haven't found any I can afford and that aren't super cheesy -- but they're on my list to purchase.:)

    Other than that, there's lots of leaves, be grateful signs and pumpkins around here.

    BTW, pintrest is the BEST -- it will suck every last ounce of time you have but you'll LOVE it.:)

  6. How could I forget the thankful tree? It can be done in one FHE or all month long.:)

    Here's a link:

    little leaves, big leaves, choose.:)


Are you one of the three? Stand up and be counted!