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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tis the Season (or Fa La La La La and all that crap)

While others are happily sipping away on eggnog and going shopping, rife with holiday cheer, I'm stuck at home (because I finished my shopping early) and wondering what will go wrong with Christmas this year.

You see the Bear and I have had a streak of pretty bad Christmas seasons over the past few years:

2006: Mom got diagnosed right before Christmas. Spent it in the hospital room.
2007: House got broken in to on Christmas day.
2008: Can't remember, but I think that's when our dog ran away for two weeks. 
2009: Mom very, very sick and passes after New Years.
2010: ???

So, needless to say, some years it feels like quite a chore to get into the Christmas mood.  But as we dragged out the boxes of decorations and started figuring out where to put everything in our new place, I could start to feel the season start to sneak in.

(The Christmas episode of Glee didn't hurt any, either)

While I'll be skipping It's a Wonderful Life this year, I feel like I can make it through the holidays better than I had feared.

Here's my Christmas pretty as a gift to you:

We like candles, if you can't tell

We don't have a chimney, so we do what we can
Our crazy misc. collection of ornaments
And here's something to make you laugh.  Our dog Franklin's reaction when I put on his Christmas sweater:


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Christmas sweaters cause immobility? Never knew that!
I pray your Christmas season is uneventful this year.

the Tsaritsa said...

I hope you have a happy and peaceful Christmas this year.

Jamie Council said...

My dear friend, I truly hope you have all positive event-filled Christmas!!! I'm all about creating new memories and breaking curses!

Unknown said...

What we really need to do is film him when we take the sweater off. It's like he's trying to rub funk off his back. It's hysterical.

Amanda said...

Ugh, what a run of bad luck. :( We always tend to have ours right around Jason's birthday in mid-January...

Sara said...

ahahahaha I've been laughing about that dog in his Christmas sweater for a while now. Love it.

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