Is November Already Over?

I am more late than usual this year. By this time of year I usually have the Christmas tree up, the house decked out, and my gift-giving shopping finished. Not so this year!

My daughter came home for Thanksgiving so I decided to put off having the bins from our garage scattered around our home. She went back to her job on Sunday, which meant I had my son and husband bring all of the holiday bins inside our house bright and early on Monday morning.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to focus myself to get the house ready for the Christmas holidays. Instead I am finding other little projects around the house that need to get done. I did, however, get the tree put up, which is a good start. Ever since I had a place of my own, I have decorated with fake trees. And our tree is the easiest I have ever had. It comes in three pieces, and has all of the lights permanently attached. So, even though I haven't done a lot to decorate yet, our family room looks really neat with all the twinkling lights.

As much as I disliked doing it, I put away our Thanksgiving decorations. I love the colors that are associated with autumnal harvest time. I grew up in a house where everything was purple, turquoise, or bright pink. It's a nice place to visit, but those just aren't my preferred colors. All of the holiday decorations at my mother's house are only those three colors. It's probably a good thing that she doesn't decorate for Halloween or Thanksgiving. It just wouldn't be the same to have a purple turkey with a hot pink beak!

I, on the other hand, have my house decorated in different shades of brown, with some accent colors thrown in. Which is why the Thanksgiving colors are so perfect for our home. I just put away all of my harvest/fall/autumn figurines and decorations, and I already miss them. Since it doesn't get cold here, I depend on things like cornucopias and pumpkins to signal that fall has finally arrived.

Well, hopefully, by this time next week I'll have all of my evergreens up, and won't miss my Thanksgiving decorations as much!