Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Geekend That Was, 12/11 (A Day Late, but Not a Dollar Short)

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This week has already gotten away from me. Our big accomplishment for the weekend was getting the tree (we always have a fresh tree), putting it up, lighting it, garlanding it, and putting on approximately 9,236 ornaments, of which Michael did 3.
But he did hang the stockings.

And two wreaths.

And some garland.

And put up the Nativity scene.

And the Christmas card holder.

And a nutcracker.

(This was the list he was yelling in the background while I was talking to his mom on the phone. Like, "OMIGOSH I did all that AND I PUT OUT A NUTCRACKER." Note: The nutcracker is only 18" tall, not the 5-6 feet you might assume from the importance imparted to it.)

I'll have more Christmassy pictures later. By the way, have you been visiting Jo's for the online advent calendar? You really should, even if you're not into stitchy stuff, because everyone is sharing their favorite traditions. Some of the bloggers "across the pond" are sharing some really cool stuff. I'm due to contribute on the 19th!

We took a "break" Sunday morning to go see my niece's church Christmas play, entitled, "DUDE, You Hear What I Hear?" It was a heartwarming tale of a young girl trapped in a department store overnight who uses the opportunity to share the true story of Christmas with the mannequins that have come to life (obviously). I can't make this stuff up, folks!

There may have also been some Lego Star Wars III (The Clone Wars).

And last night we went to a party where our White Elephant was a case of cellulite treatment cream. Festive.

Seriously, though, the bag the cream was in was really cute, and it came with chocolate. It was either that or the Captain America mask.

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Aimee said...

We saw you guys playing some Lego...Xbox really contributes to the voyeuristic tendencies, doesn't it? Please do not judge our marriage by the number of hours you may or may not have noticed Jason logging on Skyrim. I've been knitting and shopping online anyway...it's a temporary separation. ;)

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

LOL at the Jiffnotes fail :)

Your tree looks lovely!

Joysze said...

Love your tree... and the Christmas play reminds me of the Mannequin movie from the 90s AND that some of the Dr. Who episodes. :D

cucki said...

your tree is so beautiful
stitchy hugs cucki xx

Melanie said...

Tree is rocking!!! :)

pinkundine said...

Your niece's play sounds amazing! In a bizarre way, but still ;)

Love the decorations too.

By the way, your comment about my Darth Santa has now led to him acquiring a speech bubble with your quote and he is being left on the scrooge colleagues' desks!

Dani - tkdchick said...

that looks like a BIG tree!

Anne said...

OOOHHHH!! Your tree is divine!! I love how you decorated it!! I miss having a real tree up! Funny how men tend to exaggerate! That play sounds hilarious and reminds me too of that movie Mannequin from the 80's!!

Delusional Knitter said...

Did you say 9,000 ornaments?!?! That's insane!

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