Sunday, November 26, 2006


Dang, is that girl's butt hanging out?  Sheesh, I got all the way done with this tag and noticed it.  Ooops, hope I'm not offending anyone because I'm so indecisive today I couldn't figure out which tag to use so I made one.

Thanksgiving was annoying.  I'm not dwelling on it as it was not any more or less than I expected.  We were to be there around 3:30 to eat at 4:00.  In reality, we ate at close to 7:00.  I was more than grouchy because I had to get up for work at 4:30 the next morning and still had a 45 min. drive home.  Becky was also grouchy as she had tons of studying to do and had an hr. ride home.

I've spent the rest of the weekend fussing over decorations and trees.  I still have no idea what I'm going to do.  I always have a huge live tree in my familyroom.  I don't want to do that this year because I now have close to $1,000 invested in carpeting in this room now.  It always seems that sap ends up on the carpeting, I couldn't believe the needles stuck under the old carpet when it was removed.

I bought a Martha Stewart pre-lit tree after Christmas last year at K-Mart.  It is a beautiful tree and was $200.  I got it for $60.  The only thing is that it's a tall thin tree.  I bought it with the intention of using it in the living room which is a very small room.  I have a feeling it will look lost and spindly in the family room. 

I had a small tree on my sunporch also that I tossed because it was old and dusty.  I was going to take the tree out of the box today and see what it looked like but it was confusing the daylights out of me.  LOL...that doesn't take much.  I'm not the least bit inclined when it comes to putting things together.  So, the tree is still in the box.  Once it's out, then I have to decide on ornaments for it.  Do I use my old standard or buy new ones?  All this over a tree.  I just can't seem to dig up that Christmas spirit yet, as I'm sure you noticed from my graphics journal...hehe, which is loaded with Christmas stuff.

I did get a 27" flat screen tv today at good old Wally World. They still had some left over from Black Friday, and the price was right.  I was going to put it in Megan's bedroom which I use but Joey needs all the jacks and plugs for his DVD player and Playstation so I moved the ancient 25" magnavox into Megan's room, and he got the new one.

Megan went back to school this evening.  She made tons of money waitressing over break.  She worked also today.  Tues is her appt. so my nerves are a bit shot.  Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

I had to buy some toys today for the Toys for Tots program at work.  I had no idea what is popular now.  It's been ages since I bought toys so I got some Dora stuff and a couple of My Little Ponys, as I've heard they are still popular.  I've been fussing for a week over that.

Oh, and my windshield on my new car got stone chipped on Thanksgiving day.  They repaired it so it cost me nothing but they plug the chips, and it's bugging me because I can notice it.  I can always get the windshield replaced for the $50 comprehensive fee but I'll wait until I have the money to do that.  But that did rattle me.

LOL...and sheesh, what is up with those Steelers?  Talk about a painful team to watch this year.

Well, I didn't intend to turn this into more whining but it looks like it sort of went that way.  I'm just really tired.  I best get moving.  I need to take a shower in the good old basement.  I'm missing my soaking in the bathtub.  One good thing, though, it's been 65 and sunny since Friday.  Is this November in western Pa.?  Actually, I love it.  I'm hoping this lasts until Tues.  I'll be off to go with Megan so I would like to get some outside lights up but then again I'm so afraid of putting too much up because of the electrical problems I had. 

HUGS to all...I'm definitely done this time.

Thanks to Shelly Roxy's Links and Graphics for the siggy.  Shelly is always surprising me with tags.  I also have another with a cute floating daisy on it.


lisa41076 said...

Chris, I like that graphic , sounds like you had a busy day today, enjoy your week, Hugs Lisa

lanurseprn said...

Hi Chris. Sorry Thanksgiving ran so late.  I know it's stressful when you've got to be up really early.  
I'm still not even sure if I'm having a tree this year.  Part of me doesn't want to deal with that.  Inside decorations yeah....but a tree? We'll see.
Have a good evening.

siennastarr said...

Well, it's about time you left an entry! lol

I know you were dreading Thanksgiving, as it was, but to have to wait so late to eat, and then getting home late on top of it.  Not fun.  
I will definitely keep Megan in my prayers.  I was wondering when her next appointment was, and now I know.  I'm sure she will be fine.  I pray that she is.

I have a Martha Stewart pre-lit tree too.  I don't know that I will bother with it this year, as there will be no one here for Christmas, and I'm sure not putting it up for me.  I could care less.  

Glad you got an entry up, and hope you decide what you're going to do about the tree situation.  Glad I don't have to deal with it!

Love you

tendernoggle said...


helloimkara said...

I dont think I would have noticed the girls fanny had you not mentioned it ha! I got me tree all decorated today too!

Kara :)

jckfrstross said...

hope you have a good week:)


queenb8261 said...

I haven't done spit about decorating for Christmas.  I was all excited about it until BOTH of the girls got sick.  Tommy says his tummy is feeling hinky tonight, so I suppose we are all going to get it. God,I hope not.  The tag doesn't offend me at all.  But I'm not usually looking at other women's butts LOL \
Have a good week and get some rest.
Thinkin of ya.  Barb  

jeadie05 said...

Lol at the girls BTM ,We dont put our Christmas decorations untill another two /three weeks at least ,so dont have all those awful decisions to make yet lol love Jan xx

fuzilady said...

Doesn't feel like christmas yet to me, the only thing I have decorated is my journal,LOL.'
I will keep you and Megan in my thoughts and prayers.


queeniemart said...

I said for 18 yrs that i wanted a live tree but have never gotten one...last year we just finally bought a new fake, the other one was total Charlie Brown. I dont put lights on my trees either...i am very scared of fires. I am weird.

I want to see your Martha tree sometime...i bet it is gorgeous. Megan has been on my mind and in my prayers....i cant wait to hear about her appt on Tues.
I love you,

ally123130585918 said...

I havn't had a real tree for years bacause of those needles ~ I have a fibre optic one which isn't very large ~ we won't decorate until Christmas week so don't have to think about that yet ~ loved your Graphic ~ Hope Megan's appointment goes well on Tuesday will keep her in my thoughts and prayers ~ Ally

astoriasand said...

I think everyone feels as you do.there seems to be no interest or excitment about Christmas then all of a sudden it hits you with a bang,and usually the tree the trimmings and everything all seem to just fall into place for the right time.Hope you finally make your mind up on the new tree.Sorry your thanksgiving turned out annoying.What a shame.Real trees do often make a mess,but they still take some beating I think the smell of them is wonderful.Take Care

memes121 said...

A new journal is here!
It is my gift to J-land.
Come and celebrate with me and spread the word! Also my friend Krissy has one too! Put hers on alert! Let's all have a Merry Christmas! Tammy

chat2missie said...

I just love the siggy that Shelly made!  I've been admiring them.  Those plug up deals on the windshield never last long either.  Just a cheap way out for the insurance company.  Have a good night.

penniepooh said...

Yep, that girl`s butt is hanging

I`d be grumpy, too, eating Thanksgiving dinner at 7:00! Geesh.
Hugs and prayers to Megan...I`ve been thinking about her.

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Boy great minds think a like...I had a live tree last year and it was awful with the needles...Guess i will find out someday hopefully soon if the needles are under my carpet.  But back to the subject..LOL..I bought a prelite Martha Stewart tree at kmart last year funny if it was the same one...Hugs,TerryAnn

xxroxymamaxx said...

I hate decorating for XMAS too. lol  I'm not good at decorating anything actually. But I did put out some stuff already.  Not my tree, just knick knacks.  Good luck with Megan's appt. and prayers that it's ok.  Love and hugs and GBU, Shelly

shayshaydc said...

Sorry about the plumbing problems... hope you get it fixed soon!!!! I love the graphic with the butt hanging out!!!! LOL.....

rebuketheworld said...

Christmas tree went up today....I didnt do can only put up a tree listening to Christmas would think since its only a one time deal I wouldnt need motivation..but I

I miss those waitressing days at times..good tips are awesome...

I would go get a heavy duty blanket, fold that and put a Christmas covering over it and then put your tree up....never seemed to affect my carpet with the extra cushion...

I will continue to pray for Megan and all of you..-Raven