We’ll call her “Over-enthused About the Holidays” or OATH for short.
We are three weeks away from Thanksgiving and she has already started her Christmas list, trying new recipes out for Thanksgiving dinner, planning her holiday decor and perhaps sneaking in a Christmas movie from time to time. This did not just start this week, it started WEEKS ago.
I kid you not.
I’m sure this is what OATH’s house will look like.
OATH has tried out a couple of recipes for veggie side dishes, one is going to be included in the Thanksgiving dinner, the other didn’t make the cut. How do you tell a dish that it didn’t make the cut in auditions? I hear the casserole cried.
A few weeks ago, rumor has it OATH went to a large building store for something completely unrelated and found out they had started putting out their Christmas decorations. Somehow a few boxes of lights and some outdoor ornaments made their way into her basket. She swears she has no idea how it happened. I remain suspicious of this claim.
There are also whispers that she has drawn out plans for decorations and made lists of what she needs to buy, down to the measurements of her stair rails and how many candles should go on her accent tables. I cannot confirm this directly, but my sources are reliable.
She has also downloaded an app to help her manage her gift and card lists and synced it with her mobile devices. This is confirmed.
I, of course, will think about planning out in advance but experience says there will be a flurry of last minute activity as I try to get everything done. It will be at that point that my head shaking at her planning turns to envy. I’m sure she’ll have presents wrapped, cards sent, appetizers made and menus prepared while I test the shipping speed of FedEx and UPS.
So, who are you more like in this scenario? OATH or me? Have you already started planning for the holidays?