- Younger Daughter Erica texted me on Saturday: "It's December, you can get a Christmas tree now. 8 feet please." I texted back, "Okay, we'll put in your room." She responded, "Okay, that's perfect." I said, "Ha ha", to which she replied, "Like that would have deterred me! You're funny." That girl loves her Christmas tree big!
- Older Daughter Elaine texted me yesterday asking for help putting up her Christmas decorations. Of course I agreed, but when we opened her ONE box of every-holiday-there-is, there was only a sad little pile of ornaments, a bare wreath, and a couple of decorations for the mantel. Well, a trip to Michael's and then Target fixed that up inexpensively! A garland for the mantel, some sprays and wired pine cones for the wreath, stockings, a tree skirt, and some laser cut wooden trees, and suddenly it looked like the season had arrived. And her husband liked it too!
- Traffic Rant: We all know that the mall is doubly crowded at holiday time. So why did the mall's managers allow a Christmas tree lot to be placed right next to one of the main entrances instead of a less used one? By December 20th there will be a few ratty trees left but the fenced lot will still be taking up a lot of prime last-minute-shopper parking places. Uh, I'm one of those people.
- My mom has a way with plants and flowers and at Christmas time always has paperwhites (Narcissus) among her holiday decor. I was admiring her back porch display when I spotted something unusual among the items there with the creche.
Do you see him?