Tuesday, November 11, 2014

don't hate me

we need a little Christmas---right this very minute!

alright--remember this blog entry title----

in my shaky defense---robyn and i have been cooped up in the house----sick with a nasty cold viral thing---looks like we are pretty much over it now------

okay--good writing requires one be as honest as they can-huh---

i have always started decorating for Christmas rather hmmmeeemmm---a wee bit premature---usually after halloween---okay maybe just a week at most before --

my desire to hurry along all the beauty and work of Christmas has proved to be a very practical thing--

there was the times i hosted several family get-togethers ---i mean when i used to do the children's Christmas pageant at church---there would be so many rehearsals---not many weekends to entertain folks  at home---

and what about all those years one of my kids had a hospital stay----many of those illnesses took place right smack dab during the weeks of thanksgiving and Christmas----yep was happy those years to come home with my recuperating child and at least have the decorating done-----

this year dillon was able to find my mom and dad's tree----it must be close to 40yrs old-----yeah i had to remove my kitchen table to make room for it-----it's worth it

so say what you will about the stores being too early----

maybe it's just me---maybe it's my wanting to get a task done as soon as it is given----

but last year when daddy went into the hospital just a few days before Christmas ---it was sorta comforting 
to come home to the glow of Christmas lights----

it was nice to have some things the same----especially since for the first time ever----i didn't cook the Christmas dinner for everyone--but instead--robyn and dillon got chinese for all----some loved the change--others are hoping for no hospital stays this year--actually all are hoping for that i am sure----

and since all us writers are into the honesty thing-----i must confess---i normally have more trees than this---okay so do hate me---right now i hate me too!










trees from top to bottom: #1 our family tree, a hodgepodge of ornaments the kids collected and or made through the years-- #2 i always call this colin's tree, he bought it for me the first year fiber optic trees came out-- #3 my after Christmas 90% off tree-- of course part of the lights didn't work-- #4 robyn's ballet tree-- ornaments from when she started dance at 7 til now-- #5 mama and daddy's tree from over 40 years ago-- so glad dillon found it 




18 comments:

  1. It's wonderful, Lynn. I admire the people whose hearts are in the joy and want to spread it to everyone. You are so good for the rest of us.

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  2. awwww what a sweet response to my insanity!!! thank you joanne :)

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  3. I echo Joanne's comments. Knowing the history of your trees makes the photos so special.

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    1. thanks susan---i am glad to know that!:)

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  4. KUDOS!!

    I have been out of work for 4 weeks, with 2 more to go. Now that they've lifted the weight restrictions, I am FINALLY able to do stuff around the house. It feels great, and I must confess, the Christmas tree will likely be up in the next week or so. :)

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    1. oh wow---i hope you are feeling better!! don't do too much juli :)

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  5. I was already in the Christmas spirit, and now I'm even more so :) love these trees!!

    I wish you a terrific weekend, Lynn :)

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  6. oh i am glad you are in the spirit!!! thanks hope you have a great weekend too!

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  7. Well done Lynn, the earlier the season of goodwill gets started the better the prospects for a more peaceful time.


    "Those Christmas bells as sweetly chime, as on the day when first they rung.........................then let us sing amid our cheer, old Christmas still comes once a year".
    Christmas Comes But Once A Year by Thomas Miller

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  8. I'm glad to hear you're over the bug.

    I love looking at pictures of Christmas trees, and viewing your gallery gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling.

    A Christmas tree I had in my childhood home while growing up looked like the one from Charlie Brown. It was simple and scrawny, and yet, I still cherished it back then.

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    1. yes i have had those charlie brown trees too--all special---thanks cynthia :)

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  9. I'm not ready for Christmas, yet. But apparently the weather is!

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    1. yeah yesterday it was close to 70 and today's it's in the mid 30s :)

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  10. Lol! Love your honestly. We usually don't do anything Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. But I'm with you this year. We've already been listening to Christmas music and watching movies. Last season was spent driving back and forth 1.5 hours to be with my Mom at a nursing facility as she was struggling with cancer. I've determined that this year will be the most peaceful Christmas we have experienced to date. Sorry this is so long. I'm giving blogging a go again and look forward to catching up!

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  11. I hope you get that peaceful Christmas Brenda :)

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  12. You can never start a true Christmas too early!

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  13. I love all your trees! we love this time of year as well. :)

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