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November 15, 2006

Christmas Prep

I haven't decorated for Christmas in 3 years. I was either living with someone, or in a crummy apartment that I felt couldn't be decorated.

After the cleaning crew came today, I felt it was a good time to dig the decorations out. I usually decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving. But this year, I won't be here. So, might as well get it done now.

I carried in the big, red, Rubbermaid container full of my Christmas decorations that have been in storage for 3 years. As I opened it, on top was a white box that said, "Inez's Christmas Ornaments" I had forgotten about that my grandmother had sent me my Great Grandma Inez's ornaments. I had never opened them. Never seen them. Excited to put new ornaments on the tree, I opened the box and got a whiff of my grandmother's attic. Whew!

The ornaments...they are...uh, nice. Odd, but nice. Reminded me of the small apple ornaments that were on my parent's tree when I was little.

I may not use all of them. Maybe just one or two of each.


Hmmm, I'm thinking the red bird may not make the cut!

Posted by Sissy at November 15, 2006 08:19 PM | TrackBack

Um yeth, the red bird is creepy.

Posted by: Napster at November 16, 2006 09:41 AM

Was Inez and Cardinals fan??

Posted by: spurs at November 16, 2006 02:18 PM

Don't lose that red bird. Seriously. We always had a bunch of ornaments like that one and they really helped bring the family together. Mainly because we'd trot them out each year and make fun of just how freakish they looked. Still, whatever works.

Posted by: zonker at November 17, 2006 12:09 AM

I love those ornaments, nd I do not think they are creepy...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 17, 2006 07:59 AM

GAH!!! It's too frickin' early to be decorating for my birthday!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 17, 2006 05:37 PM