Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Unconverted

So who am I to be the Christmas Tree Nazi? I'm not. Happily for all family members who preferred a tree bigger than my 3' kitchen tree, we did not wait for the tree we liked (the winner was BJ's) to go on sale but bought it mere hours before Santa arrived.

It was the second to last one.

But in keeping with my "less is more" mantra, dear heart and the kids that were home at the time, made paper snowflakes for the tree.

And that huge orange-y cylinder on the tree? Was the Cafe Press shirt of The Original American Pickers wrapped and sent by Cafe Press. Dear Heart knew it was for him, but had no idea what it was. I have to say that our experience with Cafe Press went very well. The wrapping was great, and the shirt came out fantastic. Everyone in the family got a laugh out of it. (You can see it on my webpage until Dear Heart models it.)

Let me remind you that this picture was taken fairly early in the morning after a late night for me. It's a mug from two of my son's and says $*#@!!!! Cancer, which is how I feel about Cancer.

And I got my second ever in my life box of Godiva Chocolate. Okay, so much for keeping things simple. Mea Culpa!! Mea maxissimus culpa!! But oh! Mmmmmm, deliciouso!!!

To end this post, on a happy and sad note, a cancer buddy stopped fighting with cancer on December 23rd and spent Christmas with her Savior. I am so happy that she is no longer in pain, but still sad. I always feel sad when one of my prayer and cancer buddies decide it's time to stop fighting, even though I understand why. So please remember Dovie and prayer for the repose of her soul, and pray for comfort to her children, Sissy and Harrison.

And have yourself a basic, happy and traditional Christmas!


katlupe said...

Merry Christmas to you Mary! I am with you on $*#@!!!! Cancer! The tree is very nice and I love the paper snowflakes. Enjoy the chocolates and have good evening. I said a prayer for Dovie and her family. {{{HUGS}}}

Sunny Day said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. Sometimes a person just gets ready and goes. Maybe the time was just right.

Are Godiva chocolates really very good? Every time I have eaten the supposedly "good" chocolates I have been very disappointed.


Chocolate is good for the soul :-)

Happy New Year from Southern California. No snow here but a lot of rain storms and mud slides!

Mary, I hope you and your family had a Wonderful Christmas Celebration.

God Bless You, ~Ron

Mary Bennett said...

Sunny, this is my opinion only, but Godiva, straight chocolate and not flavored chocolate is absolutely delicious! Worth the price. Godiva with flavored fillings is terrific. But when they flavor the chocolate, they lose me. It has such smoothness to it. I love it!!!


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