Yes, we do have a tree…

I posted this loverly froog  Grok grok  on Instagram this afternoon (no I didn’t delete my account, I was just idly ranting the other day because I didn’t have anything else to talk about…). One of the Beach Urchins commented something like, “I was just wondering if there was a tree” … … …

Yes, there is a tree. Lemme see. It was obtained last weekend (I mean a week or so ago). It finally came inside on Friday. I can’t really remember when the lights were put on but they *were* on last night. Today, various garlands and ornaments were added. I started to whine that I needed ornament hangers and then I remembered about all of the fancy metallic ribbon I’ve been hoarding down in The Dungeon all these years. Say what? Why do I need those stoopid tacky ornament hangers again? Froggy is hanging via an *elegant* red metallic ribbon. Okay, maybe “gaudy” is a better word than “elegant” but that’s what frogs are all aboot, don’tcha know.

I guess we’re pretty late this year but we are both busy with work and we are off-and-on flinging and it is what it is.

Today I used *both* of my new stove’s ovens at once. (I gotta *name* that stove!) I had chex mix going in the top oven at 250 and pita chips in the bottom at 350. I put the stove top to pretty good use too, making my fave make-ahead mashed potatoes and a wee bit of cranberry sauce.

Otherwise I pushed, tugged, and picked away at stuff, several loads of laundry including sheets and the shower curtain and bathmat. (Last holiday, Mouse took it upon herself to throw the groady shower curtain into the washing musheen… [wink]) Vacuumed here and there. A trip to Meijer for regular old grokkeries and things that are too heavy or bulky to haul home from the Plum on my back (think five-pound bags of potatoes and boxes of clementines and toilet paper). And then a trip to the Plum for tonight’s dinner ingredients and fun stuff. An afternoon trip over to Ace Hardware (with gift cards no less), where I had myself a merry little xmas buying a couple of Le Creuset crocks for my kitchen utensils. One is red and one is that teal/aqua/turquoise/whatever you call the “warm” blue color that I love so much. Red and That Warm Blue Color are going to play strong supporting roles in my new chitchen’s color scheme (more on that in a later post) and I am LOVING the new RED colander from The Beautiful Becky and James C. It fits in perfectly with my desired color scheme and I think I even bought one like it for the Group Home at Houghton Lake when we first rebuilt it.

There will be last minute shopping. There always is. It’ll have to happen early, when the stores first open. My main grokkery run will be at 8:00 in the morning when The Plum opens and most people aren’t up yet. I can see myself going over there in the afternoon for that one totally essential thing I’ve forgotten and if I do that, I will have fun! Actually, I think The Plum is closed on xmas but Kroger and Meijer probably aren’t. We are so spoiled.

4 Responses to “Yes, we do have a tree…”

  1. kayak woman Says:

    I am gonna call my stove Gertrude. More later…

  2. Pooh Says:

    We don’t have a tree this year. On today’s list (Christmas Eve!) are pine garlands and a wreath.

  3. Margaret Says:

    I have a wreath as my Christmas decoration. I do miss the tree and the decorating, but I’ve always hated the after part.

  4. Pooh Says:

    Hmm, nothing left at the Scout troop tree lot. One Charlie Brown tree at Mr. Wizard’s, lying on its side. Nothing at the church lot. Well, we can go to Ted Drewes. A few straggler trees, over by the dumpster, but no garlands or wreathes. I guess Xmas eve afternoon is too late. However, we have a fully decorated mantel. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.