Happy Saturday! I am fighting my feelings of stress and sadness and so on with LOTS OF CHRISTMAS. Our whole household is going to a Christmas tree farm this afternoon, this morning I am going to put up lights in front of the house, and I have a stupid holiday TV movie going while I do a Christmas puzzle right now. CHRISTMAS! Jesus was born to make me happy!
Things to talk about!
What are y’all doing for Thanksgiving? That is, you Americans?
Our family is kind of up in the air right now. Current plan is Whole Foods meal that I will pick up and bring over to Grandpa’s place where my parents are currently staying, but who knows anything beyond that. Additional plans, I have a friend who lives literally 5 minutes from Grandpa’s and issued an open invitation. I think I should go to her place, don’t you? Before or after Grandpa’s? Just to get a shot of her happy kids and healthy family and all of that before entering Death Home. And I am also thinking I should get an enormous sushi platter and eat it with Albie Dog that night while watching murder shows. Oh, and I committed to making apple pie for my friends’ dinner the next day, so I guess I will also be spending 3 hours making my Grandmother’s apple pie recipe from scratch.
Live Christmas Trees! What’s Your Trick to Keep Them Alive?
Apparently, you aren’t supposed to get your live tree 5 weeks before Christmas? But that is a stupid rule, I’m gonna make this thing LIVE! My family theory is to put it in a bucket on the back porch for a week. Why? No one knows. It’s just a thing we always do because we always did. What theories do you have? What do I do to make a tree last from today to December 25th?
And on a happier note, it’s Helen’s Birthday Tomorrow! What is your favorite Helen moment? Costume, dance, whatever?
I like this photo, happy and sparkly!!!