Thursday, December 12, 2013
December rather hectic
Christmas has seemed to sneak up on me in recent years. This year it has arrived even faster.
Maybe it’s because Thanksgiving was on November 28 this time around, just three days before the new month.
We got our tree out of the closet before a Thanksgiving week vacation but did not get it totally decorated with ornaments and such.
Getting the Christmas decorations up – inside and out – has been a gradual process at the Burleson home.
Pam and Erin actually finished this past weekend, while I was at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo spending some time with my mother, who was hospitalized.
We all have fun hanging the ornaments – particularly the traditional ones, that bring back many fond family memories.
We’ve built up a good collection over the years – from vacations to favorite ball teams to Disney characters.
I’m sure Andy and Emma will hang a few more ornaments when they come home for the holidays.
And, of course, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care.
It’s going to be a much merrier Christmas for another member of the Burleson family – dog Daisy. She spent her Thanksgiving week at Willow Bend, having surgery, and then last Friday had her staples removed. She’s as happy as ever.
Thus far, the time leading up to Christmas has been hectic. I don’t expect it to slow down much in the next couple of weeks.
But that’s OK. It means I can look forward to the holiday even more – being with family and relaxing and laughing.
I’m just not sure when I’m going to work in some shopping. I don’t like to wait until the last minute – but this year it might be my only option.
Speaking of hectic, the “Letters to Santa” from area school children have officially arrived at the newspaper office. In addition to being routed to the North Pole, they will be published in next week’s holiday edition of The South Reporter.
For those businesses that would like to have a “Merry Christmas” ad in next week’s edition, it’s not too late. Give myself or Barbara a call when you read this column – 252-4261.
It’s one of our biggest and best editions of the year – one particularly looked forward to by parents and children across Marshall County.
There are plenty of holiday activities this month.
I missed some this past weekend but had lots of good folks helping the newspaper get some photographs – from events like the Holly Springs Christmas Parade, the Tour of Homes and the Rust College Choir’s performance.
There are others ahead this weekend – such as the Byhalia Christmas Parade this Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.
Check out the newspaper’s Calendar of Events, its stories and photos, and the advertisements to find ourtmore about what’s going on this holiday season.
We will have early deadlines for the December 26 and January 2 edition of the newspapers. Get “your stuff” to us on Fridays before those two editions are published.
I still can’t believe 2013 is almost gone.
But time definitely flies when you’re having fun.
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