Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas Tree...

Tanis' comment on my last blog entry struck me to go photograph my Christmas tree. HEHE.. Each year I shop for 11 people. And I usually end up spending a months salary on it.. So this year, since I am not working outside the home and I'm concentrating on Queen Kat Designs, I decided that everyone would get 1 box... and what ever could fit in that box is what they got. Well, as you can see there's more than 11 boxes there... I caved in.. Yet I still managed to fill the original 11 boxes I started with. ROFLMAO! The boxes are 12" X 12" X 8"... That's a LOT of scrap stuff!! Which I usually get for 5 out of my 11 and yes, their boxes are stuffed to the gil. 3 of the others are men, so they get socks and clothing. :) And this year, I got to shop for my nephew, Tyler. He's a kick in the pants. His thing right now is "You want a piece of me?" and he means it! He's a handful but honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. It's my first Christmas that I've been around him. The other 3 boxes are full of misc. stuff.

At my house, we have 2 Thanksgivings and 2 Christmas'... Christmas Eve is spent with my mom, step dad- Mike and lil sister Marci who will be 10 this year. We just hang out in the afternoon and open gifts then make a nice dinner and usually play video games until late in the night. Christmas Day brings my time with my dad, grannie, step mother- Judy and lil sis Alysha who just turned 9. We get together around 11am and open gifts and then hang out until dinner and have an excellent feast complete with Lemon Meringuq pie.. (mmmm.. I'm hungry now!) and then everyone goes home.

I'm not sure how this Christmas will work though, my dad is having surgery to remove his bladder (due to cancer) on December 13th and will be in the hospital for about a week. So, I suspect this Christmas will be a quiet and un eventful one. But, who cares? I just want my dad to be ok. If I could, I'd like to ask for prayers for him and my family as we approach that date. He's had to close his machine shop due to the illness and he's in the middle of moving everything right now.. I pray that he can stay "healthy" through this time and the cold weather we are having so his recovery is easier.

I just had to take this photo.. It's a good thing I went out there with my camera! Look what I found.....

I guess the cats think it's already Christmas!!! HO HO HO!
What are your Christmas Plans?

1 comment:

Tanis said...

(Here I am again!) That is a HUGE load of presents under that tree! I always make sure I get that picture too...except my cat knows he has to wait until Christmas ;)
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. That has to be rough for all of you, and doesn't make the holidays very simple.
I will pray that the operation goes smoothly and that his recovery is quick.