The Attack Of The Air Mattress

Kit-Kat and I stayed at Rachel’s apartment Saturday night following our ornament party.  I have a huge air mattress, so that was my bed for the evening.  After only a couple of hours I woke up to Kit-Kat telling Rachel the air mattress was losing air, so I woke up and found myself practically sleeping on the floor.  We re-inflated the mattress and I went back to sleep.  A couple hours later I woke up to find it almost totally deflated again!  I give up.  I decided to just get up, finish deflating the air mattress, gathered my stuff and headed home.

Once I arrived home and sat down to relax, I felt it… my back was killing me!  So much, in fact, that I missed Rachel’s housewarming party that afternoon.  And so much that I missed two days of work.  Moving around makes it feel better and sitting makes it worse.  In a way, that’s a good thing.  I wouldn’t want an aching back deflating my Christmas spirit.

And that air mattress that won’t stay inflated… it’s getting tossed in the trash!!

It Started With The Tree

This year I am enjoying the holiday season more than usual.  I think it has a lot to do with going to the tree farm and picking out our Christmas tree.  Ken even seems to be enjoying the holidays more as well.

Ken and I went Christmas shopping in Green Bay on Thursday and, considering I do not like shopping, I really had a good time AND we made a major dent in our Christmas shopping!  We took a drive through an outdoor Christmas lights display on the way home then Friday evening we went to a Christmas show called Broadway Rox The Holidays (which was a very good show).  Check out the video below!  (Yeah, I’m obsessed with making videos these days.)

Rachel hosted an ornament making party on Saturday which Kit-Kat and I attended.  We had so much fun!  The girls tagged it as “Drink a beer, make an ornament, drink a beer, make an ornament”.

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Christmas trees out of funnels and ribbon

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Ballet ornaments out of clothespins, wire ribbon, a bead and batting

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A wreath made with Christmas socks

reindeer ornaments

Bottle cap reindeer

We also tried out a few “Christmas drinks”.  I have to say… a couple of those drinks were pretty potent!!

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Blue Christmas. Whoa… that’s a strong one!!

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White Wine Spritzer. Yum!

And Christmas Mojitos.  Sorry… forgot to take a picture of that one.

Nearly everything used for creating the ornaments was purchased at the dollar store so they were fairly inexpensive to make.  If you would like to know how to make any of the projects (or drinks), let me know in the comments and I’ll point you in the right direction.

Long Time No See!

Hi kids! It’s been a while. Who can believe it is already only 17 days until Christmas?!?

I am especially excited this year because I get to have a real Christmas tree!!  In case you don’t know, this only happens every four or five years.

Ken and I went to the local tree farm on Saturday where we rode a horse-drawn carriage and cut our own tree.  It was a lot of fun.  Too bad we can’t do this every year!  Check out the video I made from our day…

Video here

An Open Letter To Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature,

What is wrong with you?  Seriously.  First off I would like to say, this past winter was the coldest I can remember in a very long time.  If that wasn’t bad enough, you also gave us a soggy spring and hardly a summer or fall to speak of.

It was my hope that at least the upcoming winter would be better.  You totally burst my bubble in that regard.  Snow accumulation that sticks ten days into November?  Really?  And below zero wind chills in mid-November?  You’ve got to be kidding me!

I have just one thing to say to you you Mother Nature… you need to put on your big girl panties and kick Old Man Winter where it hurts.  Know what I’m saying?  I honestly don’t want another winter like the last one.

Sincerely,
Jeanne