|I think this little girl is scarier than the boogie man.|
I suppose that is when I became a holidayaholic. When I became a Mom I officially became obsessed with decorating for any and all holidays. My daughter has grown up with all manner of fallderall for every holiday I think except maybe groundhogs day....except one year.
Sweet Man has always praised me for my ingenuity of spirit and process albeit sometimes in a left handed (no offense to lefties) way. He brags about what a nut case he's married to. True as that is and always has been, I have on occasion made him pay for his remarks. It was when Shel was 14. . .
This was the year all the kids she hung around with walked to our house for lunch everyday. I fed anywhere between 5 to 15 teenagers "extra" lunch stuff. Our food budget was shot to kingdom come but our lives enriched by those crazy teenagers and there antics. It was a riot at our house and I loved having the kids there. And they in turn loved the fact that I had "stuff" for every holiday. They loved to tease me about being the Holiday Lady. Joe remarked one day when he was home during December that "she doesn't do Groundhog Day, yet".
So being the snarky broad I am.....I set out to prove him wrong proceeded to make a wreath for the door with Groundhogs and shadows. Then I made a centerpiece with a fat groundhog (looked more like a squirrel if truth be told). But the joke was on me. Because when I put all the snowpeople away in January, I inadvertently stored the wreath and centerpiece along with them. So Groundhog's Day passed and I couldn't find either of my creations. The next year there they were staring at me from the Snowpeople box.
While my grands were gone to SC I didn't decorate much but since there are kids in the house again.....well the insanity has returned with a vengeance. The great part is that I have partners in crime and they love to decorate as well. Shel, the kids and I put up the Hallowoonie decos and I'll have more pictures for you later in the month.
And today I am going to set up my Dia de los Muertos Altar. One of my favorites. Pictures to follow as well.
Smooches and squoozes, Oma Linda