We are picking up our Christmas tree tonight. I begged my mum to pick one up for me this morning since the only tree purveyor in town left with any trees received his shipment this morning and I had to start work at such an unhuman hour - SEVEN am! It will be interesting to find out what my mother's version of "nice but reasonably priced" is.
Feda and I decided in early October that our tree theme was going to be patriotic and we made garlands of red, white and blue ribbon stars to accentuate our patriotic-colored ornaments. I'd spied a few red, white and blue stars constructed of filigree metal discs that I'd wanted to purchase from Liberty House's Christmas store but at $9 a pop I'd only be able to rationalize a purchase of a pair - one for me and one for Feda. Egads - $20 can buy 100 yards of ½" metallic ribbon from which I could make 300 stars! Nixnay on the riceypay tarssay!
I'd hoped to be able to prod Feda into taking a semi-formalish Christmas picture that we could send to friends and family but he kept distracting me whenever I proposed the idea: "uh yeah, I really want to take a picture with that strange, old, hairy man dressed in red and white wool - yeah." Scrooge.
I've managed to doctor an old photo of myself and my dog Quincy using that wondrous piece of software called "Photoshop" and transformed it into a picture of me and Feda. Hey, I won't call myself a graphic artist but I think that I've done quite a good job dithering and making his neck blend into the collar. Darwin would flip if he took a gander at this Christmas pic!
Leigh's education stint at Purdue University will end tomorrow morning. She will now be Leigh, MA Anthropology. Neat-O!
T minus 10 days until Christmas...or as I call it "my next day off." Happy Holidays!