Thursday, November 8, 2012

chitter chatter...

Halloween is finally packed away into 4 giant bins and one large bin... I admit, I have too much.  The taking out and putting away totally overwhelms me.  but while its all out, I love seeing it all around me every day!  so must be that it is worth the few days of torture to put it out and put it away!  Actually, I lied!  I still have to pack up the stuff on the porch!  it will be 5 giant bins, one large bin and one skeleton! lol and I havent packed up my shelves over the couch yet.  keeping that out til I put christmas out!
thanksgiving comes from one bin that isnt even totally packed!  I dont need much more, its only out for 2 weeks.  because the day after thanksgiving, christmas comes out.....  which is as much work if not more then halloween!   but I'm looking forward to it.
I considered skipping thanksgiving decorating and going straight to christmas, but I would have missed my little flock of turkeys! LOL! I do think I might put my tree up before thanksgiving though.. why not?
So here is only a few pics of thanksgiving at my house.  these are from the living room.  the kitchen is where most of it goes and I will post pics another day.    Sometimes I think you might get sick of me posting so many stupid pictures! 
Still working on bears...  have another order now too.  I have 5 completed, 5 sewed and waiting to be stuffed and 2 other orders that I havent started yet.  hoping to get them all finished before thanksgiving.  I'll post pics sometime soon
almost the weekend!  Ive been on call, which hasnt been to bad.  I think I have about 12 hours in right now. Today is my last day and night on. 
Saturday is my youngests 24th birthday... (I think 24.. or is he 25?  who knows!)  His wife is throwing him a birthday party at their house.  that'll be nice just to show up and not do all the work! lol!
 I'm planning on getting some christmas shopping started this weekend. We have a three day weekend for veterans day and then  the following week I have three days off for thanksgiving.  I have no idea whose coming for dinner.. they all have to split their time between two families now. ( i do not like sharing my family I must admit!)  
 So thats if for me for now...  what are all my bloggy pals up to this week?


Japolina said...

It's a good thing that I don't have a garage or I'd be a seasonal decorator too. Cute turkeys

Kim K. said...

I'm proud of you! I completely understand the nasty packing up part. I packed up the remaining indoor decorations last night. I just need help hauling the 15+ bins downstairs to storage. Chris has been charged with the outdoor stuff. Your Thanksgiving new blog header is adorable. I need to find some Indians to accompany my pilgrim family. Love your decorations too. Happy Thursday!

Perfectly Printed said...

Packing up after a holiday is my least favorite thing to do...I'm pretty sure I'm not alone. Your Thanksgiving decorations look great, and I love seeing your pictures!!


Cindy said...

I love seeing your decorating! Don't stop the pictures:)
I don't like sharing my kids with their other families either. But we have to play nice, don't we?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I remember the first time one of my kids split a holiday. I was so depressed, Vivian! It was not something I was used to and I did not like it ~ at all. I did get used to it though and at least I have my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter here in Ohio with us. So there is no splitting here. My son will be coming to visit for both holidays as well, so it's like I got them back all to myself again!

Your Halloween bins sound like my Christmas. I'm looking forward to getting them out this year, yet also dreading it {if that makes sense}. I don't use everything that I have, sometimes I like to mix things up, but it's the going through them and deciding what to use that will take days.

Theresa said...

I can't imagine putting away ALL that you put out:) I am leaving mine out until Thanksgiving because I really didn't do much Halloween decor! Have a blessed day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

My Vintage Mending said...

Okay...don't laugh. I still have Halloween out...there is just not enough time in the day. I love your Thanksgiving and admit it is almost not worth getting out because the holiday is so brief. We put our tree up on Thanksgiving while the football games are on. The whole family loves it. Especially the cat. I hate the run around on Thanksgiving. It seems a shame to pack up 5 people to go to one persons house. This year we invited my MIL wish me luck. She decided she will bring the turkey (overcooked) Dressing (mushy) and potatoes (out of a box)! Yeah me..smiles..Renee

HopHopJingleBoo said...

Hello, been ages.. hmm its is alot of work to put away took me almost 5 days..not sure I have the energy to pull out the turkeys! Ha! love your chinese lantern lights! on mantle! You always have nice eye candy!

Kai said...

First of all, I NEVER get tired of seing your pictures, Viv! It's like BEING with you! I love your Thanksgiving stuffies! I have my lil' Thanksgiving stuff out, too! And on the day after Thanksgiving my Christmas things come out! A whole DAY of decorating which makes my house look so festive and makes ME so very glad all through December! (Jingle, jingle!) As for what I've been up to ... hahahaha ... check my blog. You'll have PROOF that I'm NUTS! LOOOOOVE YOU!

RetroSandie said...

Everything looks really cute, Viv! I've got to hand it to you for even decorating for Thanksgiving!! Everything is always festive at your house!!