I am so sorry I have missed blogging and commenting for a few days. I promise I have good excuses though! I have had a whopper of a week. Let me explain bullet style:
- It is December 22nd and we have no Christmas tree.
- The reason we have no Christmas tree YET is that we refuse to buy a real one and definately not a fake one.
- While out "hunting" a Christmas tree with all the kids and Grammie in the truck....It DIED! The truck, not the tree.....we hadn't cut one yet.
- The one and only Saturday hubbie had to work all year was the Saturday the truck died.
- I had to call Father in law to come to the rescue us and take Grammie and the kids home.
tried to fixmessed with the truck for two hours, only to finally admit that yes, the fuel pump went out, and yes we were going to have to tow the truck about 15 miles.
- I had to drive and tow Father in law in the my truck (never towed before, was
- STILL NO TREE
- I am not done with my shopping and not having a truck the week before Christmas is not helping.
- Hubbie and I decided that we were going to start early on the ice rink at the lake for Christmas.
- We carried a water pump ( 75lbs) through knee deep snow about 50 yards down to the lake only to decide that it was too windy to flood the rink.
- On the way back across the ice, I slipped, dropped the HUGE water pump, fell, hit my head, and suffered what I think was probably a concusion.
- STILL NO TREE
- Tomorrow my sweet, most awesome little brother is going to help me accomplish all my last minute tasks including , tree, presents, and ice rinks. What a guy huh!
Despite all of these "setbacks" I am still totally smitten with the Christmas Spirit. This year more than ever I am in awe and thankful for the true meaning of Christmas. It is not about all the gifts, decorations, cookies, and making sure everything is just so. Which I have been SO guilty of in past years. This year I want to celebrate family and friends, laughter and smiles, generosity and kindness, cookies don't hurt either, but most of all I'm celebrating the greatest gift ever given or recieved, Jesus Christ. So many years ago my heavenly father sent his son to be born in a manger on a starry night so that I could live with such joy and freedom, and for that I eternally grateful.
3/4 length Tee: J-Crew
MAD dash, suicide last minute shopping with the little brother, and then to the eye doctor appointment with the hubbie. Finished off the night over at Grammies (hubbies grandma) for dinner and ice skate rink building.