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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Pre Christmas

Today I have sustained a Christmas tree injury! I dropped the trunk on my finger, ooch, it still hurts. We don't usually get a tree this early, but seeing as they all seem to be cut at the beginning of October anyway, there seemed to be little reason to wait, although it probably won't come indoors until later in the week.

We follow the same routine every year. Pick up the first tree, look at it, say "That's a nice one" and then pick up at least ten more before agreeing (or not) that the one we first saw was the best. We go back for it but where did it go?! This year we nearly just bought the first one anyway, to save all the trouble, but old habits die hard. "We can't possibly buy the first tree we've seen, lets look at some more." This time Small Sprog 'guards' the first one (his idea). Then we see another which is Just The Right Shape. Oh it's a mine field out there!

Meanwhile Small Sprog has put up the nativity scene. Not a Star Trouper in sight........unless you look very, very closely, is that a droid hanging from the stable roof?

And to add to the chaos that sometimes befalls this family, the dish washer has given up the ghost. Damn it. Husband thinks I should go and buy a new one tomorrow, but I think I have better things to do with my day off.


Akelamalu said...

Ouch attacked by a Christmas tree! :)

Why do major appliances break down at the most expensive time of year?

Lindsay said...

I miss the "tree" routine. Now our children have children of their own in far flung places. We dread Christmas as my 90 year old Dad refuses to tolerate "noise" (of our grandchildren) and "car travel" (to visit said families). We have had the same routine for 20 years - just the three of us. However this year we have rebelled, Husband and I have booked into the local pub where there will be plenty of food, drink and party games - yipee!

Maggie May said...

A Christmas tree injury! They should come with warnings attached!
My dishwasher has two legs and if he breaks down would not be able to replace him!

BS5 Blogger said...

Hello. I think Monday has all sorts of promise.

These are not the droids you are looking for....

Expat mum said...

It seems like the shops are so desperate for customers that they're practically giving stuff away. Perhaps this is a good time to buy a new dishwasher?

cheshire wife said...

If your husband think that you should go and buy a dish washer - go and buy one before he changes his mind.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

well at least he said that, he could've said why not do it by hand credit crunch and all...I would order one on-line, then you can still enjoy your day off!!

Elizabeth said...

I sense that you are not totally in love with the nit children.
or the rabbits.
When our son was about 3 or 4 he went with his granny to the park. He was just learning to read.
Park bench with happy words carved into it!

Bobby:"Fuh uh ...."
Granny: "I think there are some ducks over there.......!!I think we have to feed them NOW"

mrsnesbitt said...

Bloody hell! The dishwasher.
Go onlone tomorrow.............get the model, then get the cheapest!
Meanwhile I'll get you 100 dishwasher tablets for £2.50!


Dori said...

Baby Jesus is being guarded by a miniature GI Joe in our house. I'm actually shocked God didn't think of that one...that and the purple hippo hanging out with the donkey.

My dishwasher is laid up with an injured hand! Maybe it's time we looked into one of those new fangled "electric" ones already! :D

Brett said...

Glad its not just me with the tree thing

Mean Mom said...

Don't be without a dishwasher, however you manage it. I agree with Fat, frumpy and fifty. Do it online, if necessary. I ordered a double bed and mattress online, yesterday. An HOUR later, they were on the phone arranging delivery. Not much buying going on, obviously! It's coming on Thursday.

Beware of dangerous Christmas decorations!

The Dotterel said...

Better things than buy a dishwasher?!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

If Small Sprog wants to include Star Wars in the Nativity, it should be allowed.

I am backing him on this one. I think Darth Vader could use a little religion, and it won't be long at all before Small Sprog is too big to play at such games, and then... my friend... wistful will you ever be.

May the force of the holidays be with us.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Working mum said...

Pour yourself a glass of wine (to numb the pain, of course) then order dishwasher on-line (white goods are always cheaper on-line- check out the energy saving trust website for best performers). Job done!

david mcmahon said...

Shall I come round and help calm the ``attacking tree''? !!

Lakeland Jo said...

I laughed out loud at the thought of the droid on the nativity scene. It conjours up such a lovely picture

the eternal worrier said...

I know what you mean about choosing the tree. It has to be even on all sides with the right shape and just the right height. Never heard of an injury from a xmas tree though!

Letty - A Little Girl With A Curl said...

oh yes, we used to have all sorts of characters hanging about in the Nativity.

And the tree picking, oh I do not want to go there at all!

We are going for artificial for the first time ever this year, beginning to regret it slightly though.

Letty ;0)

Liz said...

And have you noticed that as soon as someone else picks up a tree you've just discarded, it instantly looks the most desirable one in the place?

I'm sure there's something terribly Feudian about getting a new dishwasher but I can't put my finger on it.