Monday, November 19, 2007

Thump.

All - and I mean ALL of the leaves surrounding my property dropped to the ground in one great finale. They waited, of course, until I decided to rake up what was there before. Then they all laughed and dropped their remaining leaves instantaneously. So, I have done a little research and discovered that the grass and flower beds benefit from a blanket of leaves betwixt them and the bitter winter snow... that has been hinting at falling for days. So - silly trees - who gets the last laugh. Being lazy for once is actually a good thing. Aaaaaaand segue...

Speaking of snow...I also popped in to say that I am feeling oh so very Christmas-ey. It is in no doubt due in part to the carols playing on the radio and the decorations popping up everywhere. It's also because I am going to celebrate Christmas twice this year - and because I have already got the greatest gift I could have ever imagined. Truly. Yes, this - my friends - is a holiday season that I can say I am truly looking forward to the fast approach of. So, tonight as I happily find myself ensconced in my reindeer pj's and lay my head down to sleep I will be smiling and dreaming of sugar plums.... with mayhaps a wee touch of rum in them...what? Tis the season!

I also like that I can threaten misbehaving children with the old "Santa saw that" thing. I think, however, that I should stop threatening strangers children at the store... probably not such a good idea. Very effective though...

9 comments:

Real Live Lesbian said...

LMAO...I grew up with "Santa's WATCHING YOU"...throughout the entire year. My parents never gave that one a rest!

Glugster said...

I hear Christmas has been cancelled this year. Evidently you told Santa you've been good and he died laughing :)

I also can't wait for the holidays!

BTW - Love your blog!

badgerdaddy said...

I can't understand the obsession with raking leaves. I mean, they're supposed to fall, it's part of the food chain in that this is where the soil gets many nutrients from.

So let them fall, you may have a healthier lawn as a result. As well as one shielded from snow, and one that wildlife will like more too. And that can't be a bad bunch of things.

Anybody asks you about it, tell 'em I said it was okay.

elizabeth said...

RLL - Yeah - it's the best - you can make kids do anything. Right now they are painting the living room, lol.

glugster - welcome and thanks! (who told santa??!!)

Badge - it's a deal. It's all on you man.

B.E. Earl said...

I'm with you on the leaves, but not on the Christmas-y feeling.

Still too early for me.

elizabeth said...

Never to early to feel Christmas-y... it's only a few weeks away...

Kat said...

SOOOO close! I am eggzited!!!

i am the diva said...

i'm on the verge of putting up my christmas tree. we decorate the office with lights and trees etc., but i still haven't gone all out at home yet.

I can't wait to bust out the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack though. 'tis my favourite!

Also, i have tagged thee....

elizabeth said...

diva - funny you should mention charlie brown - I was at the Hallmark store today and they had charlie brown christmas ornaments. They were cool.

I am going to check out the tagging as we type...