Monday, December 1, 2008

I love decorating for Christmas, so why did I have a panic attack you ask?

Yesterday we decided to decorate for Christmas. We drove over to our storage building and pulled all the stuff out. My PRECIOUS. I have the same feeling about my Christmas decor and ornaments as gollum did about his precious. It's my priceless stuff I've been saving for years. It holds so many memories and home made decorations that are fragile.

Jim and I pulled out the Christmas tree and started to put it up (yes I have an artificial tree, suck it if you don't like it). The girls SWARMED on us. They wanted to help assemble the tree (which isn't hard, it's pre lit with three levels). So, after completion of assembling the tree it was time for the decorations. Here's where it gets to the panic part.

As I was carefully unwrapping my precious from the boundless bubble wrap and newspaper they started just grabbing my precious after I told them i would hand them out. They were like vultures. I could feel the anxiety creeping in on me. I said calmly, "girls this is very fragile stuff, if you break it I will break one of your pinkies". They laughed at me. What they didn't get was that I was SERIOUS. Not really, but you get the point.

We now have a lovely decorated home and we got to keep Jess an extra week. Her mom and stepdad went to Mexico for the week. We finally talked them into letting her just stay with us rather than her stepdads' mom. Jim's a happy camper now.

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. We did ;p


Vodka Mom said...

sounds like you are in a good place!!

Laurels word said...

I don't know, I need a drink. Can I come over? Pretty Please?

Kellan said...

Gollun is my favorite part of Lord of The Rings - when talks about his Precious! We put our tree up yesterday - it's a lot of work, but it sure puts the house in the Christmas mood!

Take care and have a good week - Kellan

Laurels word said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with the Gollum "precious" thing. The house is definetly in the Christmas spirit. Have a good week Kellan :)

Leendaluu said...

pictures. I want pictures. Now that you are done with your house, would you come to mine, please?

Laurels word said...

I will put up some pics. If you'll find a way for me to get to New York, I'll do your house too. It would be a nice vacay from the rugrats ;)

Jason, as himself said...

I was sick, in a hallucinatory coma while my family did the decorating this year. At the time I was grateful.

But now, I realize that I just like to have the Christmas decorations MY WAY.

Oh well!

Sabrae said...

"if you break it I will break one of your pinkies"

Laurels word said...

Jason, I feel you. BELIEVE ME. I'm glad to know you're over your near death experience.

Sabrae, sad thing is I meant it :)