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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-12-2018, 20:03 Thread Starter
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Itís Christmas, well nearly

Today the decorations were brought down

4 trees up, lights on, outside trees lights on

I managed the cleaning, although to look at the house youíd doubt it

Itís all surface , boxes of decorations that Iíll hang on the trees slowly over the next few days

All mantles decorated , indoor and out door wreaths up

Gallons of cheese bought, I like my cheese but I like it matured , slowly, carefully

Sell by dates, an utter nonsense

Itís going in the garage to get ready for Christmas

And no one and everyone will come , but one family of friends and family at a time , well maybe two

The kids are phoning up to book spots, how sad is that

But to give them the attention they are due we can no longer manage them all at once

And if I falter I remember a small bowl of mashed potatoes which nearly ruined Christmas

It has in memory become a huge bowl which selfishly was claimed by one ( the one it was made for )

But Albert took a photo to shrink it down to the real size for the future

It was a small bowl of leftover mash, saved for young Albert , who doesnít eat expensive new potatoes, smothered in butter at Christmas

Nor does he eat Turkey

But it changed our life

Never again will I cook a meal for 20+ family at Christmas

I will however cook individual families mashed potatoes

Sandra
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No decorations up here yet. We have a nine month old Cocker Spaniel!!! We are discussing whether the tree (only one tree here) will actually come into the house at all or whether we will put it outside the window for safety's sake When I say "we" discuss, I should say that I muse about these things and Chris just shuts his ears! He is not one for celebrations of any kind. This is when I miss my daughter. She loves Christmas I am glad I passed that on to her. She and her husband will be coming on Christmas Eve this year. It will be a bit late for her to be involved so I will just have to struggle on trying to bring some festive cheer into the house.

Just discovered that a local farm has been running the Norfolk Veg Box scheme for a while so I have put in an order to be delivered. It includes some Norfolk cheese! It is goats cheese which we love. We used to keep goats but we never made cheese.
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Is it an artificial tree Pat, this is what we have always done because of dogs and cat.


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I love that Jan

My trees are not yet decorated, lights are done

I tend to do an hour or so each early morning pottering till they are done

All mantelpieces , mirrors, picture frames, door wreaths , candles etc are done

The nativity is set up

Shadow goes to be clipped and ponsified tomorrow

Well the outside trees are now lit up ,

He needs to look half decent when he lies in the garden

Iíll finish this week, which isnít bad as three months cleaning , carpet shampooing has been fitted in in two weeks despite crappy joints

Of course Albert has helped but his knees are rubbish too

And young Albert when he bothers to turn up , his reach is fabulous , he can run up and down stairs, into and out of the loft all day

I went for my flu injection yesterday ,

The nurse said, are you 74 years old ?, I am , nearly 75 I said, well you donít look it she said

I felt goodish , but maybe she meant you could pass for 85

And do I care, no I WILL wear purple

ďAnd chase all the cats up the trees and then eat them

Iíll frighten the ladies and bite all the babies ď

And happily die when Iíve had my day

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Will you belt up about being old and dying woman, I'm not far behind you and I'm not old or dying and I don't have the people around me to live for that you do.

No decorations are up, we never do that until the earliest 3rd of Advent, the weekend before Christmas Day. Each year there are less and less, this year maybe the tree will come down from the loft, ready decorated, not been undressed for 13 years, switch on the lights and that will be it.
Sorry I canīt get excited about it any more, everything starts too early these days and by the time the day is here I'm fed up with it all, it passes like a damp squib.
I dread to think of the debt some parents get themselves into to buy their children expensive presents. Moan moan moan.
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So are you telling me those decorations posted do not exist?

Shame on you girl

Now listen, Iím old and decrepit , but I love my Christmas trees

Iíve always loved Christmas trees

When they are finally decorated Iíll post pictures

You find your inner child , how on earth do you put away a tree fully decorated ?

I carefully remove and store each trees decorations in named boxes ready for the next year

And Iíll decorate them slowly now the lights are on

And if not a soul cares, I will, itís my bit of magic

And the kids and grandkids?

Well I think they judge our Christmas by the trees , they are up and decorated

Alls right with the world

And the truth is if allís right with our world then we are here to help make things alright with theirs

And I am getting old Jan, I feel it

That old spring escapes me

Only my mind seems young

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Yes the decorated tree exists, it will take maybe an hour to get it down and sort it out so that it hangs properly and we see lights from all sides.
Itīs a real fir tree branch tied to the upright and if we ever decided to do it again that takes blinking ages to decorate. Itīs different with no family Sandra, you enjoy your Christmas with all the family around, no doubt you will have happy memories from each year with all those grandchildren, how fortunate you are.
As for the spring in the step, our bounce went a long while ago, but we don't want to run to catch a bus or train so we stroll along merrily best we can.
Be glad you are not in a wheel chair.
By the way, if you ever do decide to come this way, give me good warning soīs I can get the cleaning mob in, my carpets have never had a shampoo.
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Hey babe

Do you think Iíd care?

My carpets have multitude of feet tramping through

And I believe my sons bike wheeled though too

Never would I have allowed that

Not because Iím pristine in my home

But I try to keep the dirt down

But then again I have a hound from hell with Yeti feet

But his days are numbered , Iíve got my eye on him9

If you believe that, you would believe anything

Heís my babe , I adore him faults and all

And I like my house clean

Within reason

Heís not within reason

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His yeti feet

He can sop up gallons of water
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Why is your image showing alongside this Jan?!? BTW, love the hanging decoration.
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