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Well, goodness.  It's been a while, but then, I haven't been to work since before I went to Plimoth.  This is the longest I've ever been off work since I started, and now I don't think I remember how; at the very least, it's impossible to get anything done the week of Christmas/New Year's. We're going to the farm NY's day, after a party up here.  We still have things to do.  We were going to go this past weekend, but the snow seemed a little too much to drive through, so we cancelled.  But there is stuff that needs doing, so we go.  After Christmas and New Year's Eve, since all the presents are up at the apartment. I'm going to do a quick rundown of my recent past, since going into detail feels a bit beyond me at the moment...

Plimoth:  Amazing.  I'm sure you've all seen the photos on the Thistle Threads blog, and it was gorgeous. 

 


It was almost impossible to capture properly with my little camera, but it was stunning.  I was in the first set of people to see it.

Note to self:  Buy more spangles for jacket. 
Like, 8500 more.

Despite getting 'flu as soon as I got home (Bob was a plague monkey before I left, but insisted I go to Plimoth anyway because he's incredibly thoughtful), I wanted to get a Christmas tree, since I normally put the tree up at the beginning of December, but was woefully behind.  The artificial tree I normally use was down at the farm, and Bob had intended to pick it up the weekend I was at Plimoth, but well, plague.  So, no tree.  I wavered, but finally decided to buy a new full size tree in white (If I'm going artificial, I may as well go artificial), and now I have a really retro cool tree in the apartment living room. 



To compliment it, I put out all my retro Christmas figurines instead of the creche.



And I got to put my favourite new mouse up in the tree:


(He's helping decorate.)

Lastly, we've been enjoying the snow - we got a bit over two feet here, and Bob's Miata is just a Miata-shaped lump under the snow.  I got today off (thanks, Feds), and Bob tunneled me out so I can finally go to work tomorrow (I'm assuming we won't get liberal leave). And that's kind of it.  Thanks for all the well-wishes, guys, I appreciate it.

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corsetrasewing
Dec. 21st, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
the post looks good to me.
hsifeng
Dec. 21st, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
I love your white tree! I was just drooling all over the retro aluminum Christmas tree with the floret ends from Marta S’s magazine earlier this week. Me want! *chuckle*

Those of us who are feeling nostalgic can go back and re-read the creche story from last year ...*wink*
my_stitching
Dec. 22nd, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
I love the really artificial looking artificial trees. I remember growing up that my aunt had one of those silver trees (decorated with blue balls, natch). I LOVED that tree and still do. I wouldn't want to give up our regular tree, but I'd love to do a silver tree one of these years in the second sitting room.
theodorad
Dec. 22nd, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
MOUSE! Love mouse! Hobbes wants to love the mouse too. He's loving every darn thing on our Christmas tree since Ms. Genevieve taught him how to bat at the ornaments.

Glad you're feeling better-ish.
pinkleader
Dec. 22nd, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
*giggle*
melaniesuzanne
Dec. 22nd, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
Love the tree! I've been a plague monkey, too, and went with the tabletop silver tree. Those REALLY artificial trees are so darn cheerful. Love the mousie, too.
victory_raven
Dec. 22nd, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Artificial trees are the way backward. *Nods* Christmas has kind of crept up on us, so the only things we have up so far are the card-holders, but the tree should hopefully go up soon. It's a silver one from the 70's, so most of its silver tinsel has fallen off, but we love it.

That jacket looks wonderful in the candle-light, but more spangles wouldn't go amiss! :D
apollonia
Dec. 22nd, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
When we bought our new artificial tree, we went with a 9 1/2 foot Red tree with red lights. Might as well go really fake, since with my allergies we have to...

And here's a FluRabbid, just for you!
isenglass
Dec. 22nd, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
I love white Christmas trees. We got one too and hung all of our blown glass ornaments on it. It's gorgeous. Here's to good taste!
maricelt
Dec. 22nd, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. Very happy to hear you're improving.
laurensa
Dec. 22nd, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
I love the white trees too! When I was little, my grandma had one of the aluminum trees with the rotating colored disk underneath.

We set up our tree this morning, and did some desultory decorating, but nothing huge. Greg will put the lights on the tree later, and the boys will decorate it after school. It's Steven's turn to put the angel on top this year.
cozit
Jan. 4th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Hey, look! It's Santa Mouse! (one of my very favorite books when I was growing up... and my kids almost never got Santa Claus presents - only presents from Santa Mouse (some with his footprints on them)

Coincidence time... the day before you posted this entry, I found two rats from one of the years the rat-making party was at your apartment - and I seem to remember using the sewing machine while looking at those doors (and occasionally at the growing "wall of rats" on the floor to the left of the doors - which was one of the first things I thought of when I found the rats). It also happened to be the year the girl went to Night on the Town with me, and we ended up with a "mommy rat and a baby rat" - who were the rats that just reappeared in the massive pre-new-window cleaning here.
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