It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...and I'm NOT ready!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Christmas in NewnanWow, it's hard to believe that it's already November. Halloween has come and gone, and the election is over, and now we are all taking a collective sigh of relief. But time waits for no man.

As I was driving through downtown Newnan yesterday, the workers were putting up the CHRISTMAS decorations. Oh my gosh! Can it possibly be time for Christmas already? Where has the year gone?

Newnan is one of those picture postcard towns that look great when all the halls are decked with boughs of holly, and I know the department stores are already in full holiday mode, but it just reminded me that I am not ready for this!

It was just another kick in the pants for me. It's time to get on the ball, and to shift into the holiday mode. Hmmm...I wonder if I should put my blog URL in my Christmas cards?

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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Richard - I, too, am not ready at all, but I am in the mood for the holidays this year for some reason.  Perhaps because I see it as an oasis after the desert of negativity that we've all crawled through this year. 

Nov 07, 2008 04:09 AM #91
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Oh no, now what?

Nov 07, 2008 04:14 AM #92
Rich Ferretti
Rich Ferretti Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
ABR QSC Realtor/Broker, Charlotte NC Real Estate a

Way too early for me. So far I've heard 3 Christmas commercials on TV.


Charlotte NC

Nov 07, 2008 06:46 AM #93
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Well, it looks like we're in full swing now!

Nov 07, 2008 07:03 AM #94
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

RW - Congrats on the feature!  Looks like some of my favorite people on the front page today!  KM

Nov 07, 2008 07:34 AM #95
Harley Ramsey
Keller Williams - Chatsworth, CA
Chatsworth, CA Real Estate

Hi Richard,  Wow...I remember back in the day when stores would wait until Thanksgiving to push Christmas.  This year I saw Christmas stuff before Halloween.  On the flip side, I'm thinking of decorating early myself because if I go to all the hassle of hanging the garland, I might as well get more enjoyment out of it!! Cheers, Harley

Nov 07, 2008 08:45 AM #96
Alisha Harrison
John L. Scott, Belfair - Belfair, WA
Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert!

Susan ~ (Sorry so late in responding to you... it'll probably get lost in the sea of comments)

Step 1 - have a new baby (have I lost you yet??)

Step 2 - enjoy seeing everything through the eyes of a new baby...

Step 3 - put up the decorations, cook and bake like there's no tomorrow...

Step 4 - have a lot of parties, spend time with the ones you love

Step 5 - imbibe! (perhaps that is one of the most important steps!!)

The end! ~A:)

Nov 07, 2008 09:40 AM #97
Robert W. Bowen
Equity Real Estate - Sandy, UT

Christmas always creeps up on me too.  I can't believe that Christmas music is playing in all of the stores already.

Nov 07, 2008 10:09 AM #98
Debbie Small
Long & Foster Realtors - Martinsburg, WV

It seems early for all this but I'm really looking forward to our kids coming home for Christmas for the first time in three or so years.

Nov 07, 2008 10:35 AM #99
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Alisha, I am 49 years old.  If I have a new baby, I will be delivering it at Ripley's Believe it or not hotel of crazy people.  I do remember those days those, my babies are 12 and 19.  Life was so nice when you had a bunch of little tyke toys under the tree.   Thanks for the memories!


Nov 07, 2008 10:42 AM #100
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

It does seem crazy for there to be Christmas stuff already, we still have to get through Thanksgiving

Nov 07, 2008 11:14 AM #101
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Hello All....

Thanks for joining in! I'm working on some new stuff right now!

Nov 07, 2008 11:16 AM #102
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

You are right - it is getting to be an awful lot like Christmas -- went into a store to buy groceries this week and the Christmas music was playing.

Nov 07, 2008 11:25 AM #103
Sherry Lee Cox
Platinum Properties - Paso Robles, CA

Yikes!  Not Christmas decorations yet...  Can't we get through Thanksgiving first?

Nov 07, 2008 01:21 PM #104
Darla Jensen
Edina Realty - Crosslake, MN


Nov 07, 2008 01:24 PM #105
Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

hristmas is going to be here before we know it.. I'm not ready either. We are still having warm weather too

Nov 07, 2008 01:44 PM #106
Jacque Applegate
Elite Realtors of Georgia - Warner Robins, GA

Cruised thru Walmart tonight after work heading to RedBox to rent a video and I was amazed at all the Christmas Decorations. Please not yet!!I panicked and went looking for place-mats since Thanksgiving will be at our house this year with daughters new in-laws. Found the Thanksgiving decorations on sale with all the Halloween stuff. Works to my advantage but it is a little sad we are just bypassing the celebration of Thanksgiving. Guess it's not the money makers for the stores that Christmas is.

Nov 07, 2008 02:12 PM #107
Pat Tasker
Shorewest Realtors - Germantown, WI
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)

I am is my favorite time of year, once I come to terms with it...I never want summer to end, the pool to close, so I can't give it up , and loose a lot of fall "hanging on" to summer...then before I know it, it is halloween, t=giving, the the big one!

Nov 07, 2008 04:05 PM #108
Alisha Harrison
John L. Scott, Belfair - Belfair, WA
Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert!

Greg ~ Hmmmm... Sleigh Bells Ringing, huh... gee thanks... totally stuck in my head now!! ~A:)

Nov 07, 2008 04:20 PM #109
Eric McGowan
Moody, AL

Richard, I always enjoy Christmas and typically put up at least two trees (actually right now I have four I could put up--long story). Yesterday afternoon though I ran into a lady that is even more into Christmas than me. She puts up five trees and starts decorating at the end of September. By the first week of November she has already started having parties and she said she started doing this after her husband died. She likes to celebrate for at least four months. I thought to myself "what a joyous way to celebrate".

Nov 09, 2008 03:30 AM #110
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