Thursday, December 9, 2010

Weekly update

It looks like unless I get more hours in the day, I'm gonna be doing a weekly update instead of a daily blog.  I started this blog when I was at home with a broken leg.  I have been lucky enough to be working every day almost- now- and when I am home, I'm making Christmas. 

For instance, when I did have a half day, I helped boyfriend finish the lights on the outside of the house and I put up this : my yule tree.  Oh tananbaum, oh tananbuam, how lovely are your branches~
Isn't it pretty?  I thought I was going to have to go buy more lights so I left it alone one night- and the next night I found 8 strings of lights in the ornament box- I really didn't see them in there before- I think the julenissan brought them.

Speaking of lights- the boys in this house fix everything! the 1.50$ light string doesn't work?  check the fuses- did you know lights have fuses?  I sure didn't.  If the fuses are new, check every light on the string.  look for a broken wire.  Even if the wire is cut, the boys fix it!  I tried to throw a string of lights away- dad fished it out of the trash and electrical taped it back together.
My first thought was "what the heck?"  it's a buck fifty per string- no large amount of money.  I think some things are meant to be thrown away-
My second thought was "wow- ok- they don't spend money frivolously, that's good, and not throwing it away is better for the environment"
but I finalized my thoughts with "I'm not putting any taped together lights on an extremely combustable tree".

Other than that, my red hair is holding, I've been getting spam (I'm closing comments after three days to see if that helps), and I'm zentangling my little heart out!

Off to read your blogs!

8 comments:

Jesse N.M. said...

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your tree looks great! And blog whenever you can find the time -- there should never be an obligation re blogging!

Mara said...

I like your Tannenbaum! I am not sure whether to get one this year, what with work and visiting relatives and all. Besides my cats eat the tree...

AlphaBetsy said...

The tree is beautiful!! I knew lights have fuses, but often don't take the time to mess with them. I am lazy, therefore not frugal...lol.

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Your tree is so pretty! I'm getting back into using colored lights again after so many years of just the white lights. With the serious lack of colors (other than brown & gray) around here at this time of year we can use all the help we can get!

Last year at some point I wrote a post a day for an entire month and was so out of creativity and lacking for time that I seriously wondered how anyone can keep it up daily. Sometimes taking the time to relax the brain helps the posts feel that much more awesome when they do get published! Whenever you get a chance I'll be excited to read them :-)

Linda in New Mexico said...

Hey sweet lady. Tell ya what, contact me on my email and I have how you can not accept any Crap monster comments on your blog. I had a similar problem and asked a friend (way techie) and it was a snap to foil their eveil plot. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Her Mom said...

Boy do I get that! The lack of time for blogging, I mean. It seems I can blog or I can do other things that interest me. And reading blogs is happening late, with not a lot of commenting. This too shall pass.

We got around the fixing tree lights by buying prelit. However, Lily has managed to disable part of them somehow.

Pallas Renatus said...

I do miss having a real tree; the flammability I won't ever miss, however.