We are preparing the house for our annual Christmas Party and the good thing about it being late is that we have had several weekends to divide the important tasks. In years past, I would try to clean house, put up the tree and get all the food and drink in the last week before the party was schedule. Luckily, SigOther is here to provide some wisdom.
Her family always put the tree up right after Thanksgiving, so we pretty much did the same. This meant that the annual Tree Trimming Party officially has become a Christmast Party instead. Over the years I've shifted the line from having friends completely decorate my tree to just asking them to donate an ornament, but since we have tons of boxes of docorations between us, it doesn't make sense to do it anymore.
Saturday was productive in that we got the empty boxes out of here. I have to store them at my mom's house and bring them back in a few weeks to repack, but at least we labeled the boxes and set aside a few that don't need to make the annual trip until we have a bigger house instead of a condo.
Sunday I was wearing my Bad Decision Jeans and tried to do too much before we had to head out to the Bears game. Someone at work sold me their tickets at a reasonable price and I wanted to go, even though it was predicted to be an extremely cold and snowy day. Sidenote: if the network hadn't moved the game to 3:15 from noon time, it would have been wonderful weather wise.
The Game sucked since the Bears got whupped, 36 to 7. But more to my disappointment was I learned that I just don't want to sit in a stadium next to obnoxious fans who have been tailgating all day. I can deal with the trash talking and some swearing, but is it really necessary for someone to shout out to Amy Freeze to "show her tits." Really! And the jerks stand up when nothing is happening because they cannot sit still and just enjoy the game. Ugh. Maybe if the weather had been better but I think I've seen my last Bears game in person.
Back to the bad decisions. As usual, it was a combination of trying to do too much in too little time, not allowing for enough time and trying to make up for not doing something on Saturday when there was time by trying to squeeze it into Sunday's short window. On a positive note, we did get a few paintings hanged and culled & organized our media (DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, etc).
I just have to learn to manage our time and my expectations better.