Did you know you can track Santa's journey on Christmas Eve by clicking on NORAD tracks Santa? I find it's especially useful to pull up this site at about 11:30 on December 24th when the children are bouncing off the walls with anticipation of the Big Red Guy's visit and they won't "GO TO BED ALREADY!" All I have to do is show them the evidence that Santa's hovering over our fair city and they high-tail it to their beds and don't open their eyes again till, oh, 4 AM at least.
My grandma made this. She embroidered and crocheted. Or maybe she knitted. She made us all afghans, what is that knitting or crocheting? She made me some of these for Christmas after I got married. She also made blankets for all of my babies. I think of her when I put these ornaments on my tree, and I think of her silver aluminum tree with the rotating colored wheel. And how she loved to shop on QVC for stuff in her last few years. I don't know why I think of that, but I do.
The Force is with me....always! If anyone in my FAMILY is reading (hellooooo I know you are) and wants to know what to get me for Christmas...I want Yoda Christmas lights from Target, and hurry up because there aren't many left!! Only don't get them for the gift-swap thing at mama's because I might not end up with them and then I'd have to hurt someone on Christmas Eve and that would just be a shame!
So let's review, shall we...a string of YODA lights, Christmas aisle at Target, very back row, NOT for gift-exchange but just for ME!
Look! Demon Dog is behaving! When she's not drinking the water out of the tree stand. Or licking the ornaments. Or trying to chew her stocking down. She's kind of cute when she's good.
Did I mention I bought her a new dress for Christmas? It says "Bah Humbug" on the back.
I'm not a licensed decorator (obviously!!) but I do know this: Every home needs a purple Christmas tree. Because purple is my favorite color and it makes me happy. Yes, it's on a hope chest in my foyer. So what? I'm sitting here, looking at this picture and trying to figure out why there's a star in the bottom right corner of that frame on the right. Cause it's not there in real life. Seriously. It's freaking me out more than the Spongebob ornament.