Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Blooming Wonders

Taken November 13, 2013.
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  1. Morning all. Maria, that was a really great way to do gift-giving. I hope everybody enjoyed what you sent them.

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  2. P.S. I think the frost flower on the left looks like one of the dancing toadstools in Fantasia.

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    1. It does! And thanks for posting that observation because now the Fantasia earworm has thankfully replaced the considerably more obnoxious Feliz Navidad earworm.

      Due to the snotpocalypse, all of my Giftmas activity (for which I planned ahead to be done by last week, natch) is very late, nothing has shipped yet, and several things have not even yet been ordered. At this point I'll be lucky if I'm done by Friday. Going out today to bribe UPS to bring a stocking full of candy to my grandmother, resenting my sister for being born in December and requiring an extra gift (which will also be late), and spending the afternoon thinking I should have just sent out a bunch of photocards with the boo-face and I'M SORRY.

      I hope everyone else enjoys their day. :)

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  3. And I won't go into detail about what the one on the right looks like. :-)

    Jen, I was thinking about how when I was a kid, we didn't do any outdoor decorating. We had the tree, a manger scene, and a couple candles with wreaths. All inside. No problem.

    Anyway, I'll get a pic & stick it on the blawg.

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    1. Because we didn't get any real winter weather, many of the local homeowners who lived on the lakes (we had several large lakes in the town where I grew up) would do these massive, elaborate light displays out on the water behind their homes, all over the docks and spreading out toward the middle of the lakes. It was a local tradition to load up station wagons like clown cars and take long slow winding drives around the lakes to watch the lights shimmer and reflect off the dark water to light up Christmas Eve.

      My mom used to like the smell of a live tree so we always had one of those, which I loved, plus candy canes all over it which I was allowed one per day, but we didn't do any other decorations. Over at my paternal grandmother's place, there was also a tree, and she'd set up a nativity scene on the top of her living room credenza -- but you had better hope Jesus was coming to help if you suggested anything else, lol, because she was always tired from all the holiday cooking.

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  4. As always, I love the frost flowers, Andi. And I agree that the one looks like a dancing toadstool.

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  5. Pretty pics!

    Gift shipping continues with a couple more boxes sending out today. I love that I'm getting rid of things that I no longer use, but are still useful for someone else.

    I'm looking forward to the really long weekend next week - I've scheduled off on Boxing Day, so I'll have a lovely extra-long weekend.

    Happy Tuesday!

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  6. Frost flowers! :D The one on the left looks like it is wearing a hat. Hope everyone is staying warm and snuggly.

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