Oh my gosh, I'm so proud of myself!
Last night I finished lacing the photo albums, all 10 of them!
I got up at 1000a. Cleaned the extra room I use as a closet! (That took all morn). (Doris fixed the hanging rods that had fallen off one wall.. Thank God!)
Vacumed the dog & cat room, & the house lightly (more later!) (I broke the vacum cleaner, but thank GOD, Doris fixed it!)
Doris hung the big blue balls on the dogwood & I went out to help her & finished that up. (Yep we have big blue balls hanging on trees in our front yard.) I then hung all the other blue outside lights. But not as neat & perfect as all the years before. I basically just threw them up, but it still took a long time. It looks okay, fine, a bit pretty. Im not puttng up the white tree with blue lights in the upstairs window this year. Altho it looks good ea year, I dont feel like it. so there, humph!
Then I marched from house to house & delievered my xmas letter in all the mailboxes. I addressed more I had forgotten then drove to the post office to mail them.
Went to the $1.00 store & got holiday bags for all my photo albums. Then went & got a Christmas tree for $15. (finally).
Doris helped put up the tree, I put white lights on it & hung a slew of ornaments!!! YEA!!!!!!!!! Have more ornaments to put on it, but if I dont, it looks just fine the way it is. Gosh, I hate putting it up so late, but at least THAT's over. Thank you Jesus!!
Okay, there's still alot to do & clean. BUT if I dont, then so what. This is enough. I feel SO fuckin' relieved.
Doris spoke with her kids & grans today. Everyone is supposedly coming. Herman will be on a sun morning Grayhound. I'm mellow about it for the moment because the house is almost ready. Doris was even saying I wish nobody is coming. Now she is saying I hope they all come then everybody leaves immediately. Here here! You KNOW that's how I feel. Would ratherit all just be me & her.
I feel BAD I have no present for Doris. This is the 2nd year I havent gotten her a gift. I AM FUCKING BROKE, dammit. And those dorky photo albums cost about $2000 to do. I know some day when we are all dead, the children & grandchildren will really appreciate them. The picture letters, $300. Not gonna talk about stamps. I took out more savings to do it all.
At least I dont have to buy new clothes to wear xmas day since I can now fit in my old ones!! Boy did I let myself get fat. phew! Thank you God for helping me get a grip.
So now after a hot bath, I am ready to crash. Man, I am tired. But I am not depressed! This is good.