Saturday I had these amazing plans to decorate my home for Christmas. I'd been trying all week to get our laundry washed, the house swept free of the big tufts of white dog hair that collects constantly. Trying to make my home just shine so that come Saturday I could deck my halls. I had a marvelous meal planned with a ham, biscuits, veggies and maybe even a pie! Shane was to go hunting so I would be dog and hubby free to put on a Christmas movie and get to work.
It all started wonderfully. I put a load of red flannel sheets into the washer to get nice and clean. I was busy taking down my fall decor and neatly tucking it away until next year.
And then hubby came home early.
And the beauty of the moment came crashing to a halt.
Our laundry room was flooded.
For about an hour the washing machine was spewing forth water all over into my laundry room. (It's a normal sized room...we had to sleep in there for awhile when we first bought our house due to painting in our bedroom.) And it was flooded.
My beautiful day was ruined.
As we worked fevereshly to clean the mess, my heart sank. We still had our ham. And instead of being dressed in a nice sweater, hair nicely done, I was unshowered. Still in my pajamas. Tear stained face. (It was a stressful day).
All of this put me behind in my decorating, organizing, blog reading and updating. I have so much to say! So many things to blog about! So many new blogs I want to get to. Please bear with me. I'm fevershly trying to catch up.
Tonight I will deck my halls. Shane is at night school so I have the house to myself. I will be putting on "Christmas wtih the Cranks" and decorating my heart out! I want to participate in some tours of homes so I better get my behind in gear!
I wanted to leave you with this great stocking stuffer idea.
Yesterday, my charming inlaws came over to celebrate my sis-in-law, Anne's, birthday. They were so sweet in giving me a hostess gift. It's a mini-holiday reed diffuser from Pier One. The great thing about these sweet little scented things is that they are mini. Perfect for the holidays. And come in these amazing flavors of gingerbread (that's what I have), chocolate mint, and chocolate cherry. Perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift!