Blogging and Memes I am Thinking of Something that Starts With a C November 17, 2009 ...and I just can't shake it! Wordless Wednesday is hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. Join in! 0 0 votes Article Rating Share it! Pin it. Print it. Send it.ShareEmailPrintTweet Wordless Wednesday
I love Christmas! I can’t wait to start decorating! My tree is usually up by now. I’m slacking off this year, but it will be up before Thanksgiving.
Don’t even fight it! Put the tree up!
LOL!! Everyone keeps telling me to go ahead and put up my tree — and if I had one I would!! I usually put it up on Dec 1st and scoff at putting it up early. This year, I’d actually be willing to put it up early but wouldn’t you know it… I discarded our old “fake” tree last year because was so old, mishapen and scraggly it was a contender for the Charlie Brown christmas tree lookalike contest. Hubs agreed that I could discard it and get a new one this year. Which I haven’t done yet. So alas,… Read more »
Those are gorgeous ornaments. I am starting to get into the holiday spirit too:-)
Thank you! I have an addiction to Christmas ornaments. Every year I buy a handful more to add to the tree. Of course, since I’ll be buying a bigger tree than we previously had, I can justify that this year right? 😉 On the other hand, we’ll also be adding a selection of vintage ornaments that my great-grandmother made (after I go pick some out of my grandmother’s stash) and the kids and I will probably make some, too. We definitely won’t have an ornament shortage. =)
Not me! I am so not ready for Christmas. I think it is the thought of buying for 5 kids on a very tight budget that is ruining Christmas for me.
Oh, I understand, believe me. Well, not the five kids part – but buying for any number of children on a low-zero budget is very daunting and depressing. That part – I GET. I have a gazillion things I want to say about this, but I’ll just sum up with: *HE is the reason for the season! It’s hard for kids to get that, and not pin it on the gifts, but every little bit we help them understand that helps alleviate the gift pressure a small amount. *Making Christmas fun and meaningful with family activities, traditions and devotions is… Read more »
Thank you! I am not at all worried about my two biological children. One is little and my 3yo is already learning about God and the true meaning of Christmas. My stepkids, on the other hand, have been brought up to believe Christmas is about getting gifts and try to make it a competition with their bio mom. She doesn’t help matters by doing it worse.
Thanks for the words and thoughts though. I hear you and totally understand all you are saying. Some day, I hope all my kids will understand it too.
I bet that is difficult. I’ve seen friends go through similar things as step-moms. But being the best mom you can be doesn’t necessarily mean being the coolest or most fun, right? Hang in there!
Just further evidence of my ornament “problems” … I dug out these posts from last year. I should repost them for this year. =)
O Share Your Christmas Tree
So just HOW MANY ornaments were on my tree?
I know how you feel! I’m the same way this year.
We’re getting a new tree this year. our first large tree we got on sale after Christmas and only use once got thrown away. Our storage room leaked a lot and I just knew it would be a mold- fest The bad thing is that with a crawling baby I am going back to a small tree I can put up on a table. I went to price them this week. Nice ones (4 feet) were like 60 bucks! I only paid 20 for the big one (I am SO CHEAP). I did see that K mart is putting a… Read more »
Thanks! Believe it or not, I am getting mine at the Dollar General! I have bought small three foot ones there before and they were pretty decent little trees, for around 15$. I bought a purple one many years ago and then we lost the base and I replaced it with a pink one last year or the year before. The girls loved it! 3 or 4 years ago, my mom bought a 6 foot pre-lit three there and she’s been really happy with it so I’m going back there to get mine at the end of the month. The… Read more »
Christmas!!! We’ll be setting up our tree this weekend! 🙂