December 9, 2007

Fun Monday - Christmas Edition - UPDATED

My BFF, Kaytabug, is hosting Fun Monday this week. She tells us, In the spirit of the season I would like to see your favorite Christmas tree ornament. Not to be confused with the WHOLE tree. I want you to zoom in and show me one or a few(you know I can't choose just one!) of your favorite ornaments. If you don't decorate a tree, show me your menorah or dreidel, Kinara, or Yule Log. I want to see your favorite decoration for this holiday season.

I have been a Christmas fan for years, see:
Kaytabug and I are right by each other here, her in the back row, me with a wreath in the front.

I love the excitement of Christmas. I love the lights, the cold, the songs, the family get-togethers, the gifts.

For the irregular readers, (commenting on your frequency of visits, not your health status), I am currently in between homes, in between states, in between stability - mental and otherwise. I meant to take some pictures of my favorite ornaments while I was at my parent's earlier this week. I forgot. I forget alot of things these days.

The ornaments I remember from my childhood are my favorites. The cute little redheaded girl, the ceramic mouse in a sock, the Avon Mama Mouse Bell. The wheat braided ornaments I made in 5th or 6th grade. These remind me of such wonderful times.

As for me, I don't have many ornaments that mean much to me. I have this weird habit of having Major Upheaval at Christmas time. I have moved at the end of December way too many times. I have decorated a tree under my own roof just twice. I have had my own roof for 10+ Christmases. I just don't have many Christmas decorations.

The past 2 Christmases, this being the 3rd, have been the most memorable as an adult.


Since my sister spawned, Christmas is much more fun. The delight in a child's eye when they look at a tree, the shrieks of joy as they rip into the gifts, the laughter as they decorate cookies.

I am hopefully going to remember to take pictures on my swing by my parent's again on Monday. So perhaps, just perhaps, we will have an update to this post. Although, I can't guarantee anything. I'll probably forget my camera here in State Adjacent!

Go check out everyone's ornaments. I can't wait to see yours!

UPDATE: See, I had these grand plans. I made sure that my camera had freshly charged batteries. I made sure I packed it. In addition to ornament photos, I had plans on posting a ton of pictures about this fascinating metamorphosis currently going on in Far West Texas. Cotton picking season! It is fascinating, let me tell you.



But then, dammit all to hell, plans went in the crapper. Although I have officially graduated from 2 separate driving education classes and have participated annually in the Texas Defensive Driving program, I am hopeless on ice, snow, hell - rain freaks me out a bit. And you Northerners, rock for your all-weather driving abilities. In Texas, if there is an indication that it is going to be 50 degrees or less, just stay home. Don't even go to the grocery store or the gas station. They will be packed. It is like a mini-apocalypse. Texans cannot drive in cold weather. Ice? Snow? Hell no!! So I replanned my route. I went south as fast as I could. Which when the officially sanctioned speed limit is 80, is pretty fast. So no ornaments for you. Kaytabug, I suck. I am sorry. But I am safely back in a tropical wonderland, going from the low 30's to the high 70's in a 10 hour drive across Texas. No cotton picking pictures. Of cotton or ornaments.

19 comments:

Pamela said...

moving at Christmas ??? My youngest daughter (and everyone else in their apartment complex) is moving to EVICTED. Merry Christmas, huh?

Hope all goes better soon

mjd said...

Hopefully, there will bew no majpor upheavels this Christmas.

mjd said...

Oops, the Gremlins messed up that comment. I meant to say, "Hopefully, there will be no major upheavals this Christmas."

Kaytabug said...

OMG I can't believe you posted that photo of us!! What a shock when I clicked on your blog! At least my knee high socks matched my jumper! Are those hush puppies you have on?

Yipee hooray you posted an almost recent photo of you!!!!! I am so excited! I know I am a nerd, a loser. I love you!
Would you like some ornaments? I'll have the boys make you some! XOXOXOXO

Gattina said...

Put the camera around your neck immediately so you won't forget, lol !

Retrohipster said...

I love seeing all these pics of you and Kaytabug when you were so lil!! Maybe someday I will post the pic of me with a mullet!!!! Happy holidays BFF that I never met!!!!!

ChrisB said...

Lovely childhood picture.
I'm not sure I could face moving at Christmas but I guess sometimes there's no option!

Karmyn R said...

I have to agree that being an adult with children has made Christmas completely enjoyable again!

Dreaming What Ifs...

Sauntering Soul said...

OMG Fianna, that picture is priceless!

Your Christmases sound as Christmas-y as mine...

Sandy said...

I am the Queen of Messed Up Holidays but I will willingly abdicate the throne for Christmas. It's about the only one not on my personal screw-up list.

Hope it gets different!

A Slice of Life said...

Yeah...kids really make the holiday. Weren't you a cutie too!!!


Susan at A Slice of Life

Robin said...

Wow...chaos, huh?

Soooo cute to see you and our hostess du jour :). And I agree, there's something about the ornaments we made or remember from our childhood.

Robin @ PENSIEVE

Jo Beaufoix said...

Lovely post. Hope you are staying put this Christmas and have a fab time with your family. Kids definitely make it magic again don't they?

Robinella said...

It really is all about the kids, isn't it?

karisma said...

Well, you girls were much cuter than any decorations.

kitten said...

Great picture! Good luck on the moving.

Kaytabug said...

You dont suck. Life happens! I am glad you changed your route to be safe. You are far more important to me than a few pictures of ornaments!!! xoxoxoxo

Tiggerlane said...

LOL!! I grew up in Texas, and you are SO RIGHT! Life shuts down when it even THINKS about snowing! And here in Arkansas, it's almost as bad...but NOTHING is worse than Southern California. They actually shut some stuff down when it rains.

I'm moving at the end of this month - must be why my tree is still in a box. I'm just not into it.

mama speak said...

I live in Nor Cal & rain freaks people out; on the rare, rare, rare occasion when we've gotten icy roads or OMG HAIL! You can't imagine how crazy it gets, but then according to your post, maybe you can...
I wanted you to know you are not alone. Most of CA can't/won't drive in the "weather": however my BFF who is from Wales used to make fun of me over this, but then realized because we get so little rain the roads are super slick due to the dust/dirt/oil all over them.
And if it makes you feel any better we moved 2 yrs ago on Thanksgiving weekend; I was 5 months prego, had a 2.5YO and my inlaws invited themselves to stay for 2 weeks(even tho they were told not to come). Oh, and the house we moved into should've been finished, but the kitchen remodel continued for another 2 months. What doesn't kill us makes us stonger, right? They should send us over to fight the damn war, it'd be over all ready.

 
blog template by suckmylolly.com : header image by Vlad Studio