Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Tense Moment.

So this was the year.
The year to finally buy the artificial tree.
I found the perfect one for us.
It was at Sears. I called and had them set the last one back. I double checked and triple checked and told JWS to check when he picked it up.
It was the tree with CLEAR lights.
Not multi-colored.
He went to town, a 75 mile round trip in the snow.
He came home, set it up, plugged it in and....
For one brief moment that I am not proud of, I lost sight of all priorities.
I was upset....over lights!
How stupid.
When life gives you lemons...or multicolored lights...
Make lemonade.
I dug out every white ornament I had and lots of white ribbon.
Even ran into the drug store this morning for an inexpensive white tree skirt.I like it...it's a change and I can always leave it unplugged and put white lights on it another year, but maybe I'll keep it like this.
It really doesn't matter!
JWS has been in a Suzy Homemaker mode.
He baked a cake..from scratch.He made chili.

And even cleaned up.

has been using my camera.
Oh they think they are hiding it.

But the evidence is right here.

Quick pictures snapped when I am not looking.

And I have been knitting.

Hat and mittens for my Mom for her early morning walks.

Hats for donations to the shelter.

Mittens for the kids.

A scarf that I am trying to finish to go with the hat and mittens for my Mom.

Another scarf for a gift.

And a bunch more knitted and painted items that are gifts that I can't show right now.
What a post they will make right after Christmas.


pammyjo said...

I love when my sweet is in the homemaking mood. Lucky you. The tree is beautiful. I swear you are a knitting machine. LOL :) I just put hats and mittens in our donation box at work. They were from KMart. Giggle!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Great looking tree!
Sometimes mistakes can be a blessing - hope you keep it and wow you are really cranking out the warm and woolies.

Jody said...

Your tree looks great! Love all your knitted things too!

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

I'm proud of you with the lights because I KNOW I would have lost site of the priorities!The tree really does look pretty! Love all the warm woolies!

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

Your tree is beautiful! I lvoe it!

Carmen and the Primcats

Carol said...

From what I can see, it looks like your new tree goes well with your decor. It is pretty and different:)
Oh I love seeing the DH in the kitchen. Kudos for your man:) and you have the photos to blackmail him with... LOL.
Handknit gifts are the best at Christmas. That's a wonderful talent to have. I crochet a little, but not enough *wink wink*.
Merry Christmas to ya'll!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Great photos...and such sweet mittens! Enjoy the holiday season! ♥