Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by fedorthedog, Dec 2, 2012.
She has the Christmas tree up. I thought I had more time...
I did the annual 'drag the damn lights down the driveway and into the trees' today. I definitely feel your pain.
eww christmass.. last year i took the outside christmass lights down with the 4wheeler... thank god im outa the country and aint gotta fool with putting them back up !!!!
I think I'm done....
yea.. had a full weekend of that.. go get the tree. get the stuff out of the storage, hang the icicles from the roof, decorate the bushes... ugh.. she's been decorating the whole house all day.. put up the christmas village too.. I told her i only do this stuff for her if it were me alone i'd not do any of it.. lol.. dont think she liked that too much.... but hope she at least respected that i do it for her Oh well.. in a month i'll be packing all the shit back up lol.
Used to put all that stuff up, too. I finally wised up and figured I'd leave it up all year long. Heck, after Christmas, Mardi Gras is right around the corner, then Easter followed by Independence Day...all valid celebrations, right?
Since then, she-who-must-be-obeyed hasn't ask me to put lights up in nearly ten years!
I feel you pain gent's, I did the buythetreedragthelightsanddecorationsoutoftheatticthingy...Yesterday...!!!
and helped wifey set it up, She does the decoration thingy and later that evening, Guess who pull's Santa off the tree and rip's his face-off...ear's/nose/eyeball's and all !!!
Here.. Is the gulity party..Acting all camouflaged and stuff...
La Jolie Black...
he he he, that ain't right....
Aw Gator you know if someone dressed you like that you would be chewing Santa's face off too. Tried that with one of our cats once.I didn't need stitches but it was close.
Okay okay so it's about 3 weeks away. I'll break out the 4 foot fiber optic tree and secure to the roof of the rv. ................... bah humbug
Here Blitzen, here Donner, come on down here just a little closer Rudolph.
We put up a tree every year,but it's just for the grandkids that show up.And now,great grandkids.Limitless supply,I reckon..
I have it on good word that The Black One is putting the ''Stink-eye'' on the Gingerbread man...
I fear his day's are numbered !!!
I stopped asking (making) my husband put up outside lights. I saw how much he truly hated it. I decided it wasn't worth making him do something I could obviously see he didn't like doing. (less on the electric bill also) I did noticed he complains less about putting together the tree since I told him he no longer had to do outside lights. LOL
We prefer to wait a little bit between holidays. Went and got the tree last weekend. I won't bring it in till next Saturday. Lights went up yesterday. Little things like those help the Mrs but things have been too unsetteled politically for me to feel all warm & fuzzy about the holidays this year.
The wife came home last night with a beaming smile, and a 9 foot tree tied to the top of her Blazer. I wasn't totally beaming as I considered how best to get it into the house. I figured, "I'll just roll it off the roof rack onto my shoulders. After all, how heavy could it be?"
I didn't have a very good vantage point, but I'm told it looked something like what happens to Wyle E Coyote when one of his plans go awry. After I managed to extricate myself from the car sized shrubbery, we managed to drag it into the house. A jolly time was had by all. I hate Christmas.
i hate putting up lights but the smiles it putts on the kids faces is priceless....
anyone who says they hate christmass is Lying....
I actually love the season if we could just keep the goodwill and dump the BS.
Trust me, when I say, "I hate Christmas"; I tell you no lie. I'm a second generation jeweler. I was sizing rings on a jewelry bench by the time I was ten. My Christmas break from school every year meant that rather than working in the jewelry shop until ten o'clock at night, I could work in the jewelry shop until one in the morning, or later. For the first few years after I joined the military, I managed to take annual leave during the month of December so that I could go back home and work in the jewelry shop to help my dad for thirty days.
What Christmas means to me these days, after retiring from the military and going back to repairing jewelry full time, is that the day after Thanksgiving, my work load quadruples until the first week of March and, that during that period, I work sixteen hours a day, seven days a week. All so that people can buy things that they don't need with money that they don't have. The quality of the jewelry decreases every year, as the price increases. I see things bought as Christmas presents that I know won't survive until Valentines Day.
On my way to the jewelry stores, I regularly wade through the sea of people, wandering vacant eyed and slack-jawed through the malls, all trying to find a gift to satisfy an obligation. (I say "obligation" because if you only give a gift to a particular individual at Christmas, you do it out of obligation. Otherwise, you would give them gifts throughout the year.)
Admittedly, seeing little but the retail side of Christmas gives me a bit of a warped perspective, but that is the vantage point which I have. Maybe if I had the time to go to Christmas parties, and view the lights, and make cookies, and participate in some of the fun aspects of Christmas, I might have a different perspective. Until that time, I'll go on hating Christmas.
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