Saturday, December 06, 2008


I'm so glad it's the weekend. Work is very stressful these days so I welcome the opportunity to not think about it for a couple of days.

I've been decorating more tonight and picking things up around the house. I live... uh... "casual"... shall we say. This translates into there are always piles of stuff lying around my house. Once a year I try to pick them up and make it presentable for company. That's the Christmas season. Now.

Tomorrow is my Kansas Country Living open house and I want things to look nice. "Nice" in Patsy-houskeeping-world means fewer piles. New! Improved! Fewer piles!

I haven't cooked even one thing yet but I don't need to make very much since it will be a small group. So, I'll do that tomorrow. I still have one more tree I want to decorate - just a little four foot one. I never know when to stop. I just keep going until people are knocking at the door. Foolishness, I know. Soon I will be running out of space in which to put decorations, so that will end it.

I really do need to start entertaining in November so I get every last thing done then. Or I need to not decorate at all and do something completely different during the holiday season. That, however, might cause me to lose my nickname of "Miss Christmas."

Teresa and I had lunch again today. We haven't had a chance to do that in forever and now two days in a row. It was great to catch up with her a little bit. She was wearing a necklace she bought from Mia, Greg's girlfriend, who is a beader extraordinaire. I'm not much of a jewelry person, but my friends who are love Mia's things. I have a bracelet she made for me and I always get compliments on it whenever I wear it.

Teresa said today she wanted some of Mia's business cards because people were always asking her where she got the jewelry. It occurred to me that I could just post a link to Mia's etsy store for those interested. So, here it is... She was working on it in Joplin when I was there, putting up more photos. People often ask me about seeing her things, so this seems like the perfect solution. I've now discharged my official duty of connecting people and jewelry.

Well, blogging is not in any way helping reduce the number of piles in my home so I suppose I'd best get up and do more of that. Then I suppose I'll need to sweep up the broken bits of Christmas ornaments and dispose of them properly. This housekeeping thing is exhausting. And never-ending. I'm now remembering why I only do it once a year.
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