Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Madness is upon us!

I started on Friday, getting stuff out of the attic and filling up the entire living room with it. I grabbed my partner in crime (grandson Stephen) and out the door we went to decorate the world. Stephen climbed to the roof and strung lights, climbed very tall ladders to do the very top of the peaks and all the windows and then came down to the ground to throw all the bad bulbs into the street to make popping noises!!!! I must say it did sound neat but he wasn't too happy when I handed him a broom and made him clean up the broken glass!

HE and I got all the ladder work completed on Friday and I finished up the ground work yesterday - just before the really nasty rain storm. I'm waiting for the borough to remove the leaf piles from in front of my house so I can finish the fence posts with lights, ribbon and garland. then the outside will be done. The hard part follows when I have to get the trees out of the attic (We went to a fake one out of deference to George....yuck) and all the inside decorations. ....It means I really have to do a thorough housecleaning and I just don't feel like it!

I guess putting out my good stuff on top of dust and stuff wouldn't work out too well soooooooo guess what I'll be doing this weekend!

The Kid wants anything electronic so his shopping will be easy. My son's gift is already on its way to his duty station and my husband doesn't want me to buy him anything. Well, after much thought, I decided to honor that request....I took a large mason jar, painted a country scene at the base of it, printed out the word NOTHING on cardstock paper and used pinking shears to cut it into a oval and then placed it inside the jar. I placed some cotton batting and cloth around the lid part and twisted the metal ring down tight on that jar. Now He can have "nothing" for christmas - all wrapped up in a pretty, hand painted decorative jar! My daughter had better not utter those words "I don't want anything" or she'll be getting a jar of nothing, too!

Wishing all you bloggie buddies who are doing the ho ho ho decorating a great warm day to do it and no lip from anyone about it!!!
Huggz to all


  1. I finished my Christmas shopping today! Will decorate this weekend! The "Nothing" gift is very mother was extremely good at dreaming up clever gifts too!

  2. You sound happy and I love it! So glad you have your grandson to help you and I know your decorations will be lovely. Great way to wrap that too!.....:-)Hugs

  3. Hi Quieten!
    I brought all of my stuff upstairs last week and then lost momentum! So today my daughter Katie and her friend are going to help, THANK GOD!!!
    I love your jar of nothing idea, that is the neatest thing I've heard! Love Di ♥

  4. Merry Christmas, dearest Quieten!!! Just wanted to send you my love on this Christmas eve!! ~Janine xo

  5. Hello Quieten, just popping in to say hello and let you know I am thinking of you. Hope your Christmas went well, and that George is doing better. We have been having very cold weather and have had snow since October. How is it where you are? Take care my friend, .......:-)Hugs

  6. Dear Quieten, thnx for your visit to my blog.
    Your kind words are appreciated!
    I was gone for a long time and will be back again but not sure when, maybe in a month or so.

    I send you my warmest wishes for a very happy 2011.
    Be well and I'll keep you & George in my prayers..

    Margie xx

  7. hey, i am changing my url and would like to send you an email with the change. my email has been removed from my website because of crapola here is mine kalynnblog at gmail dot com if you would like an invite

  8. I hope you are okay!
    You have not posted in a long time and I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you.
    Sending good thoughts to you and George.
    It's been a very warm summer here and I'm looking forward to fall.
    In about 3 weeks I'm heading up to Nova Scotia to visit family and so looking forward to my trip.

    Hugs, Quieten.


  9. I come back and you're not here... Hope all is well :)