I woke up way too early this morning. I guess my body forgot I had a day off. After laying in bed until 6ish, I realized that sleep wasn't going to return to me. I got out of bed and started a little fire in my wood heater. As I sat there with my coffee, waking up and warming up, I thought about all I needed to accomplish today and realized I needed music. Lots of music.
I remembered I'd had a really good Christmas playlist on my old Sony MP3 player. Miracle of miracles, I actually found said Walkman. I spent about half an hour trying to figure out how to upload my playlist from said Walkman to my computer, but never did get it to work. I finally plugged my speakers into my MP3 player and just played my music from there.
Back when I was a kid, I absolutely hated this song. We sang it in church every year, and I groaned every year when we had to sing it. That was before I heard this version:
This is still the only version I really like, but I no longer totally hate the normal Baptist Hymnal version, either.
Once I got my music cranking, I put up the rest of my Christmas decorations. Well, not all of them, but all that I'm going to put out this year.
I got some fake snow for my village on my mantle.
I tried to put some boxes under the fake snow to make it look hilly, but the buildings just weren't setting right. I took them back out, and left the village setting on flat land.
I put out a few more doo dads.
But I think that's all I'm going to do this year.
I figure by next year, I'll have all my furniture in place and I'll be more settled in the house. I'll know better where I want to put things. I still want to do something to the front of my house, though, even if it's just stringing lights across the eaves.
In the midst of all that decorating, I started my baking. Today I made cinnamon bread and banana bread. At one point during the proceedings, I was really wishing I'd bought more than two mini loaf pans. Not wishing hard enough to get dressed and go into town, mind you, but wishing nonetheless. Still, I made do with the two I have. It just took a little longer.
All day long, it felt like a Saturday to me. I don't know why, it just did. Maybe it's because we got a half day off work yesterday. I did two loads of laundry -- normally a Saturday chore -- and kept checking to see if the football games were on.
I just hope I don't get up and go to church tomorrow. I'll be the only one there.