Thursday, December 24, 2009

I'm Dreaming of...

...of a white Christmas.

Alas, yesterday, it was 75 and the trees were quite autumnal.

It got cloudy for a little while and quite windy...the threat of the impending cold front.

Then, the sun came out again.

But today, I think my dream came true.

Merry Christmas to all!!!

MK out.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ready for Christmas...

From the top of the tree...

 the tips of my toes.
MK out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Story So Far...

After 5 sessions with Debbie totalling 27 hours in November, 27 bags were donated to charity, 11 were taken to the curb and 3 were sent to recycling. The bags are 30-gallon size, in case you are wondering.

Not much movie watching or knitting has been going on. When Debbie leaves, there is homework to be done - inventorying the charity donations, delivering the bags, clearing out bins of things that have an identified place, more decrapifying on my own, and general picking up.

Then, there's that Christmas thing. I did remember how to print labels. Christmas is saved! The Husb purchased a prelit tree before his deadline on Friday. We picked it up Saturday. He put it together Sunday. (Technically, he missed his deadline, but he's so cute, I couldn't get too mad about it.) The ornaments are not on it yet. (That's my part. I've got to get busy, but please refer to previous paragraph.) I do have two of the three parcels I have to mail for Christmas in the post. I've started wrapping presents.

I think I will make it after all.

For my knitting sisters: I saw this tree at the nursery when we were picking up our tree. It is full of knitted ornaments.
Cute, but I don't see myself knitting Christmas ornaments anytime soon.
MK out.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Every Year...

...I sit down to print labels for the Christmas cards the Husb sends to his employees, and I forget how to do it. I figure it out somehow, but I cannot seem to figure it out this year.

I'm bummed.

Have to go to work.

MK out.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

No Christmas Tree, No Christmas Tree...

These cuttings sitting in a bucket in the laundry room sink are the only thing close to a Christmas tree in this house at the present time. I was thinking about putting them on the mantle in some form or fashion this year.* I went to my local Wally World the other night looking for fresh garland, but they didn't get any this year; so the sales person offered me the cuttings he was taking off the bottom of a tree he had just sold.

The Husb has a deadline of this Friday to either get our tree up and the lights on, purchase a pre-lit tree, or move into the doghouse on the patio. Last year, I think the lights were finally on the tree around the twelfth of the month. Quite frankly, I was over it by then. I put on the least amount of ornaments with which I could get away. I was not very happy.

We went pre-lit Christmas tree shopping last night. Of course, I liked the priciest one. Of course, they didn't have the nine foot one. They have a seven and a half foot one - with which I would be very happy. They also have a ten foot one that is twice the cost. The Husb is on a mission to find that nine foot tree; so, he could be happy.

Parting shot...We woke up to snow this morning. It was gone by lunch time.

*If you can think of a good way for me to display them, please chime up!

MK out.