Monday, November 26, 2012

Ready for Santa

This may be the first year in a long time that I haven't got my Christmas cards started. This week for sure, I've got to go card shopping. This is the kind of card I love, it has to have a house that says Home Sweet Home!

I hope that's what our house says to the people that drive by. We don't have lights on the eaves anymore, the eaves are just too high. The first few years we did put them out, but in reality the only ones that see our lights are a handful of neighbors who live past us on South View Drive.... and the deer!

It was in the upper 30's yesterday when I took our new camera out to give it a trial run before I wrap it! Do you do that too... try out the presents before they go under the tree?

We were pretty successful on our Black Friday shopping. We started Thanksgiving night, going to Walmart for their 10-11 sale. The deal was when they exausted supply, they gave out gift vouchers to order the item to be shipped before Christmas. That's great marketing on their part, customers leave happy. That's what puts a kink in Black Friday shopping... all that trouble and leaving empty handed. The next stop was Kohl's, doors opened at midnight and the line was really long. We waited in the car since it had started drizzling rain. It took awhile to find the item we went for, but checkout was easy... they had a sales clerk directing traffic! Saturday we went to Sam's Club and took advantage of their all day sale items, I'm feeling pretty good about getting at least a few items checked off our shopping list!  

Lots of "glitches" in our Christmas plans this year; we can't all be together, some of us are moving over the holidays and some of us are having surgery. But Christmas will come, we do know that. And I know that Santa will be making a stop at my house, I have my stockings hung! 

8 comments:

  1. I like Christmas cards with houses on too!! Last year, we just had a simple porch decoration. I went out at dusk, took a photo, and sent it to Walgreens for our Christmas card. Turned out great!!!

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    1. Simple is so pretty, and it doesn't stress me near as much!

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  2. Joy you love in a beautiful area and love the decorated fence.
    I want to start decorating today since I am on vacation all week and I can take my time and enjoy it.
    Merrry Christmas Joy
    Earlene

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    1. Thanks so much Earlene! It's not everyone's cup of tea, but we still love where we built 7 years ago!

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  3. I LOVE the tree Joy....your land is SO beautiful....I need to come visit for a while....oh, those woodlands...LOVE!

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    1. Betsy, the guest room is ready... pillows are fluffed!

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  4. Your tree is beautiful. I would say that new camera is a good one!

    I think your house/home always looks welcoming and I love the fence decorations.....now you need a foot of snow (or not)!

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    1. Thanks Glenda, I'm going to love the little Olympus we bought! My big Canon camera takes great pictures but it's too clunky to carry around all the time. We had a chance of snow last night... it's coming!

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