Sunday, November 23, 2008

Am I excused?

Dear Fellow Bloggers,


Please excuse Laurie (aka Decorating Fanatic) for the next few days from Blogland. The poor dear has had many family obligations (i.e. Mother's birthday weekend & 11 year's slumber party) that she will be unable to participate in her regular duties. She promises to keep up with her homework (christmas decorating) with a full report. She will return to her normal self within a few days. Any questions, please call 555-5555. Thank you.



Just a little post to excuse my absence for the next few days. We are having a full weekend celebrating my Mother's 62nd birthday. Yesterday, her and I went shopping in a little beach town about an hours drive and then had dinner with my sister & friend. Just girls roaming the streets, window shopping and burning off our dinner under all the christmas lights. It was lovely! Today we do the family birthday with kids & grandkids.



I've also promised my daughter a mini sleepover (4 little girls besides herself) on Tuesday evening so I've got to gather up the essentials (i.e. chips, soda, icecream & dvd's with Zac Effron in them!) and ship the two brothers off to Grandma's house for the night.



But seeing all the beautiful Christmas decor displayed by fellow bloggers is driving me insane!! I am so ready to start my decorating madness
beginning with this adorable Santa I picked up yesterday in a thrift store for $7!



I am sure everyone one is running around like a turkey with it's head cut off (sorry, couldn't resist!) with last minute details & plans but I do hope everyone has a chance to relax & enjoy their holiday.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

15 comments:

mishebe said...

Love the Santa, you totally scored. Ok You are excused but please hurry back. mishelle

salmagundi said...

Enjoy your busy week and have a Happy Thanksgiving. Sally

southerninspiration said...

I'd say these things were enough of a reason to be excused for a short time....otherwise get back asap and tell us all about them! :)

Suzanne

Lynne said...

Naturally you may be excused.. only because Mom's and children come first..lol.. Man alive what a bargain you found shopping..Wish I could have been there.. then again; between the 2 of us..it's hard telling what we might have brought home..Enjoy your family and Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend..hugs ~lynne~

AJ said...

Sounds like a great weekend with your mom! Have fun with your daughter's birthday party!! And here's to not stressing out over all the holiday planning♥

laurie said...

Well, I guess we'll excuse you if you take some days off. You will be missed though. That Santa is wonderful! Have fun (although I can't say that four little girls for a sleep over is much fun for the mother!) laurie

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Well ~ OKAY ~ but only because you were so nice to let us know you WILL be coming back. I am truly excited to see what you have up your sleeve for Christmas decor. Love the Santa! Great find. Enjoy your family.

Susan S. said...

The Santa is GREAT.....and your blog is really pretty. Happy Holidays!

nikkicrumpet said...

nice buy for seven bucks! Have a great Thanksgiving...and you're excused.

Happy To Be said...

Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving dear Laurie..Hugs and smiles Gloria

laurie said...

Laurie, I am going to have to come up with an award for Best Commenter to give you! You leave the most encouraging comments! I just love getting a comment from you. You really know how to make a person feel good. Thank you so much. the other laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, I'm glad I inspired you to get decorating because I'm anxious to see what you are going to do!! So hurry up! LOL! The santa was a great find, don't you love thrift stores? I found a pair of Banana Republic jeans (still had the tags) for $10. a few months ago, I just knew they wouldn't fit, but they were perfect! They are my favorite jeans! You just never know what you're going to find. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, I'm stuffed too, again. Yep, I ate twice! Kristen

Heather said...

You are hysterical!! Your absence is excused this time but I am putting you in detention the next time!!
I love the Santa! Wow! $7!! I used to collect Santas........I'm inspired to start that again. Boy I need a house with a basement to store all of my stuff- my apartment is getting very small!! LOL!!!
I have been itching to decorate too but hubby has been resistant. Our holiday decor is in a storage unit 20 minutes from where we live. Quite the pain. Hopefully soon!
Enjoy creating your winter wonderland!!
Hugs
Heather:)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Laurie, Too funny! Your Santa find is amazing. I love a traditional red Christmas. Can't wait to see all your Holiday decor' throughout. I'll keep my eyes peeled. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgivig. ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Hey Laurie, You've been tagged by me with a fun new post! Come check it out if you get a chance. ~Melissa :)