Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Crack

Today is "C-Day" at our house.

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S  Decorating day.

The house has been cleaned, scoured, dusted, shined and vacuumed to within an inch of it's life.

I've lugged the Christmas decoration boxes inside,  and later I will pull them one by one out of the dining room and begin unpacking all the treasures, all the memories, all the newly acquired Christmas Junk and attack the house with the frenzy of a masculine Martha Stewart on Christmas Crack.

I'll break for lunch sometime around 1-1:30 but it will be a light meal because I'll have snacked on the mountain of Christmas Cookies I've been preparing for goody boxes and party favors.

The house will be finished around 5 and I'll succumb to my own diabetic infused coma for around an hour....then order pizza.

The house will shine, and wait with baited angel hair for the party next sunday when relatives in and out of state will descend  en masse for a family holiday party which we haven't held for the better part of a decade.  Who knew so many would say "Yes" so fast when I called them?   However during the lull before the familial storm, we will enjoy the house in the quiet solitude of overdecorated brilliance.

Such is the life of gay men during the holidays.

3 comments:

Kevin said...

i was supposed to decorate this past weekend.

whoops.

A Lewis said...

I haven't made Christmas goodies in years. Growing up (in Boise) my mother would bake and bake. And there would be a small little box of treats for everyone we went to visit, the mailman, people at church, neighbors, everybody got a little box.

Geoff said...

Kevin I have a feeling your decorating would put mine to shame.
Lewis, I would happily send you a box! (Seriously!) I make a ton for friends and family, it's become a tradition. In fact I have my other blog: heirloomchristmascookies.blogspot.com

which has recipes and pics of what I send.

 
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