Holiday Green with House Envy

There's something about the holidays that make you a little crazy.  Oh, it's a wonderful time, don't get me wrong, but the month is so busy that I sometimes just want to hide in my bedroom and be a little lazy.  Better yet, I would love to be at a resort with not a care in the world.  Santa can find you anywhere, right? 

It's wonderful to see your friends during the holidays, but it's really hard to cram in visits with 32 of them when there are only 23 days in the month.  No one wants to get together after Dec. 24. 

Something has happened to my bathroom scale, too. It's displaying a much higher number than it did three days ago.  Really? Do 400 cocktail meatballs make that much of a difference?  I swear, I only had five brownies on Friday, two on Saturday, and one on Sunday. 

I've truly been running all over town. So what if it’s been in my car?  Just getting in and out of the car should burn some calories.  It's just not right. 

My shopping list is complete except for my CVS run.  My child asked for Scotch tape.  Why?  I don't know. Apparently, Scotch tape is a necessity for the house.  I really only use it at Christmas.  Not sure why it's needed the other 364 days of the year, but my son must need it.  He's told Santa and every other person that we know that he wants Scotch tape for Christmas.  You should see the looks we get with that request.  "Come on, lady! Buy the child some Scotch tape right now.  Don't wait for Santa to bring it." 

My shopping is done.  My wrapping is not.  I'm too busy spatting about holiday gathering times with the family to get anything done.  Yes, December makes me mean, and my hormones do the talking for me.  In a click of an email, my name automatically goes on the naughty list.  

I also get something that I call "Holiday House Envy."  I just have a bunch of lit tree branches in a basket on my porch because my husband no longer wants to hassle with outdoor lighting.  It started when we had children.  Too time consuming! He also cut his finger one year on a bulb, and it just went downhill from there.  I guess I could attempt to do it myself, but it’s a lot easier just to complain about it and put branches in a basket.  

Think how hard these people worked on their decor. 

Beautiful home in the Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh, NC.

I'm envious.

North Carolina's Governor did pretty well with her decorating, too.

The Governor's Mansion in Raleigh, NC. 

Some people just make their homes gorgeous during the holidays.

Well, this is about the best I can do.

From my house to yours, Merry Christmas!

I have a few more posts in my stocking this week so I'll talk to you soon.

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