Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A naked tree and rotting pumpkins......

Well, good morning Blogland Neighborhood! I can't believe it's been almost a week since my last blog post ! I don't know where the heck the week went ..... it's not like I've been a busy elf out getting my Christmas shopping finished, or writing Christmas cards, or getting the house all decorated ...... nope ..... so far we've got .......



......a naked Christmas tree (well, naked except for the angel on top) in the living room ...... and the only reason we have that up already is because of my elf Evan. Evan went with his Dad yesterday afternoon to the Christmas tree farm to help cut down the great big tree that goes in the hotel lobby (he's been doing this since he was old enough to walk ..... Matt usually goes too, but he had late classes yesterday and couldn't go .... and the hotel tree has to be up and decorated by this Friday for the start of Old Time Christmas ..... anyhow, every year Evan is anxious to cut down a tree for our house on the same day that he helps get the hotel tree ..... and every year I tell him to wait a couple of weeks because I'm just not ready for the tree in our house yet ..... but, sometimes, including yesterday , Evan just can't wait until his mother gets herself motivated to start with all the Christmas stuff, so he surprises me with a tree!! .... and now that he's a big guy, he goes up in the attic, digs around to find the tree stand .... and the angel, so far ..... and gets it set up all by himself. So, now , everyday after school he'll be asking if I want to decorate the tree yet .... and eventually, he'll get tired of waiting for me and he'll drag all that crap .... um, I mean all those boxes down from the attic and he'll get the lights on, and start decorating the tree .... bless his impatient little heart!

So, other than the naked Christmas tree in the living room, the only other Christmas decorating I've done so far is .....



......putting my fall placemats and candles away that were on the kitchen table, and replacing them with red candles and my cheapo plastic winter placemats .... (unfortunately no pretty handmade quilted placemats in this sloppy eaters' household!) ..... oh, and I put my everyday mugs (including "Lucy") away for the season and got my Christmas mugs out ..... and I only did this stuff because it doesn't involve crawling around in the attic looking through boxes and then dragging those boxes down 1 ladder and 1 set of stairs. YIKES .... don't I sound like "Bah Humbug!" .... sorry!! I'm not, really ..... I'm just getting LAZIER and LAZIER every year!!! I love the Christmas seasons and all the pretty decorations .... as long as somebody else puts them up and takes them down!!!

Anyhow, even though we're zipping right along with our Christmas decorating here at MBIAJ Headquarters, there still are telltale signs of the most recent holidays still hanging around ... like my fall wreaths on the doors, the fall garden flag, a pilgim or two, and ......




.....a couple of rotting pumpkins on the front porch ..... which the chippies seem to be enjoying .....













So, like I said .... I don't know what the heck I did over the past week ..... apparantly not a heck of alot!! oh, I did the usual laundry, grocery shopping, and other mundane chores, and had to work in the afternoons, .... OH!! I know .... I did get some sewing time in last Friday ....I think ..... ummmmm, yea .... it was last Friday ...... I worked on ....




......this ! This is about half way finished .... I hope to have it finished in the next few days .... and if the stars align and that should happen .... you all will be the first to see it ! (now don't go holding your breath!)

OK ... now I must haul myself away from my "happy place" (i.e. Blogland) and get my day organized and sort of productive ..... be back soon!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Don't worry, my tree is naked, too. The rest of the house is decorated, but I still have a lot of stuff to put out. For some reason it's all looking like clutter to me. I think once the tree is decorated everything else will come together.

I can't wait to see your new project. It already looks adorable!

Dawn said...

I just realized that your blog was one of the first I read -- a year ago -- and it was because you were so doggone funny, personable & I loved everything about your posts that I decided to dip my toe into this huge blogging world!

And now seeing your mix of Halloween/Christmas decorations scattered throughout your house and your willingness to share that 'nakedness & rotting stuff' with all of us -- I am smiling a huge smile because it is to women like you that I feel such a strong connection! And to be able to 'visit' you & visa versa....well it just warms my heart!

Okay, more than you probably wanted to know -- but Mare, you are such a beautiful blogirl~friend.....I'm sooooo grateful for the 'friendship' you extend thru your blogging!

Pat said...

Now, wait just a doggone minute, Mary Ann. What makes you think that YOU can get one of the in-house elves to do the decorating when the rest of us moms/wives get stuck with that ourselves??? :) As for the lateness of decorating, see my blog entry today. There seems to be an epidemic of that going around this year.

http://alittleofthisandalittleofpat.blogspot.com

Queenly Things said...

I'll take that lazy and raise you a slothful.
You are way ahead of me this season!!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Well, I just got my tree up yesterday and the rest of the house can wait! Glad we aren't the only ones with rotting pumpkins on the steps. I keep asking husband to take of them, and he keeps procrastating! You've done more sewing than I have. I could be sewing right now, but here I sit typing. Although, I am doing laundry!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I have four naked trees up!! Eventually they too will be dressed. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving...I am so behind the eight ball, but wanted to stop in and say hi.
♥, Susan

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Beautiful tree. Love those rotting pumpkins. LOLOL I think I'm getting pretty lazy too. No tree at all in this house. So your doing better than me.
Hmmm what are you making with those polka dots? Looks pretty cute.

Ken Nicely said...

Agreed, fantastic post!

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