A little BAH and a lot of HUMBUG

Yes, my friends, it’s that time of year.  Time to skip right past Thanksgiving and go straight to Christmas.

Shopping at Hobby Lobby last night, I bought some deco junk and then raided the home stash to try to get something done before our town’s Holiday Happening’s festivities kick off this weekend (with a lighted parade this evening, that will probably be in the rain.  Oh joy.)

So, for the last 5 hours I’ve been (a) helping customers or (b) fiddling with crap.  I warpped the pole with greenery and lights but after I hung the quilt up, it looked like crap.  The dark greenery looked awful with the acid green. So the light and greenery (that was a pain in the tush to put UP, came back down.)  And now I have this:

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I found the stacking boxes at Sam’s Club, and don’t they look AMAZING with the quilt and the pole and the red and white checkerboard???

What I think I need (in addition to wiping the sand and crud off the front of the shop) is MORE of those boxes.  Like, I don’t know:  3 or 4 stacks of those boxes!!!

And so now, even though it took me 5 hours to just get this much done, all of a sudden, while looking at this picture, the BAH and the HUMBUG have apparently disappeared.  Too bad I can’t just run to Sam’s Club right now.

I have to figure out what the heck I’m going to do with the pumpkins that I pulled out of the window, though.  Maybe my Mom wants them to make pumpkin-y things like bread.  Mom?