Monday, December 21, 2009

December-Christmas: First and Last

Wow!  It's been a month or so since I posted anything.  I have been busy, and now that it's a mere three days until Christmas, and my husband is working late, I have a few moments to reflect.  So now for the 2009 List of Christmas Firsts and Lasts:

First year to participate in Black Friday shenanigans
Last year to stay up late the night before Black Friday; I should have had my butt in bed

First year to experience Christmas as a married woman
Last year to have no idea what to get for my husband

First year to have our real tree become a fire hazard within a week of purchase
Last year to launch a Christmas tree off a three-story balcony

First year to not have turned on the heater even once
Last year to stay up until 2am baking--one can hope

First year to not decorate the yard (because we don't have one)
Last year to go without Dove Chocolate Peppermint Bark--what was I thinking?

First year to make cheese straws
Last year to leave all of the goodies at my brother's house   :)

First year to ship most of my Christmas gifts
Last year to enter any Wal-mart store after December 20th

First year to attend 3 or 4 separate family celebrations
Last year (hopefully) to not have all of my family together at once

First year to eat carrot souffle-no offense to the chef
Last year to eat carrot souffle

First year to have a Christmas Budget
Last year to blow said Christmas Budget

Merry Christmas everyone!
"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy" Matthew 2:10