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Warm and Icy

Christmastime is here folks! It never seems to fail that we get some kind of snow accumulation on my older brother Dan’s birthday. Two years ago we got so much so that the entire city was shut down for a day! That NEVER happens around here.

I am happy to say we FINALLY have our tree decorated!! It’s been up since the weekend after Thanksgiving but I haven’t had any time to dress it up. Plus, I like toΒ do it with Ben so it’s more of an event. Plus, Ben is tall. πŸ™‚


We had bought lights and ornaments for our tiny tree last year but when we found this beauty on an after-Christmas clearance, I went back and bought another box of ornaments. Ben ended up needing to run to the store for 2 extra strands of lights too.


I blared the 24 hour Christmas radio station and we got the tree trimmed in quick fashion. Last year the radio station switched to a new format and it wasn’t all Christmas tunes over the Holiday season. I am *so* thankful they switched back. There are hardly any commercials and I can turn it on and get my music fix whenever I want. πŸ™‚


Please note the fashionable bulb earring – I did that for you folks! πŸ™‚ Ha Ha

We realized that even with the extra box of bulbs the tree still looks a little bare… But still pretty and twinkly.


The snow started around 11am yesterday when Ben and I were running around doing our usual Sunday errands: breakfast, grocery shopping, and then some various places looking for Christmas ideas. We stopped to get a few boxes of silver bulbs (our pack had green, red, and gold) but they were out of ornament hangers!!! With a trunk full of groceries we decided I’d just go out later and grab them.


The temps were hovering around the low / mid 30s all day so the snowfall was the thick, heavy, wet kind. AsΒ I surveyed the snowfall I decided I’d better get going right away before the roads got too messy.


I backed out of the driveway, drove down the driveway, slipped around a bit, decided my life wasn’t worth a pack of ornament hangers, turned around, and drove back into the garage.

Instead we settled in to watch some football. The Packers had the late game and it was a nailbiter until the 4th quarter so I sat glued until I was convinced we were going to win. I tried tackling a bit of snow shoveling but quickly decided the thick stuff could wait until morning!!

Ben’s driving me into work today because I’m a wimp driving in the snow. I guess that means it’s time for me to get the snow tires put on my car. Tis the season!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!!


8 Responses

  1. Adorable tree! I love holiday decorations! I am not jealous of your snow, though…I hate the stuff! And i’m glad it’s been fairly warm here!

  2. The tree looks gorgeous. We didn’t pull out the big tree this year but bought a little 4′ job to put in the window which came pre-lit. I miss the big tree right now but no regrets that I don’t have to put all the trimmings away come January.

    Gotta have that snow for Christmas. We’re still waiting πŸ™‚

  3. Pretty tree! Yay! I like decorating with people. It just is so much more festive.

  4. I’m a bit of an aggressive driver but am so slow and cautious in the snow. I do not like driving in snow!

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