Finally getting the tree up and the house decorated.
I look at all of the "shelter blogs" with the absolutely gorgeously decorated mantels, etc... and wonder how on earth the people writing those blogs have time to do everything! I do enjoy seeing them, but wonder if they have as much fun taking it down as putting it up.
We continue on decorating here, though, for the grands and yes, for myself.
Still can't find my parent's Nativity set... though Keith has brought in another six boxes. I am ashamed to tell you we have at least 12 boxes of Christmas, maybe more. I am going to go through them on the porch Saturday, and we will set aside those we are going to donate for next year.
I wanted to make a few comments about blogging tonight. I am so appreciative of everyone who comments on this blog, you just don't know. Even if it's a negative comment, I still appreciate them. You see, it takes an effort to make a comment, to think about it and type it out. We have actually gotten very good ideas from some of your comments.
Last night one of the comments was that "we will see about the netting in the elements" ... we agree, actually. It's a test to see how long it stands up, we know that the plastic we used for the hoop house didn't last very long. Also, Michelle... I was the one who stopped Keith from making the full framework that he wanted to make for the new henspa yard... and he intends to finish it and put the whole framework in. I was worried about getting birds moved before it got really cold. Now we've had a little respite, so he will continue working on it.
I try to comment on different people's blogs weekly... I put in an hour or so a day (yes, sometimes more) and make short comments because I think it's encouraging to the blogger.
Speaking of commenting, I change the lineup of blogs that are featured on the sidebar from time to time. Two of those blogs, in the past, were very good ones... and their writers/owners never commented even one time on our blog. Not once. I finally wrote one lady to tell her how much I enjoyed reading her blog in her contact email. I received back a condescending reply and felt very saddened by it. (In email, not on the blog). Others have become good email friends, and I appreciate their friendships, no matter how long distance it is. All I'm saying here is, People.... reciprocate!
Off the soapbox now.
Here are some pictures I took the other day on my way to do an errand.
I featured the Manderscheid's display once before, but wanted you to see how they have dressed it up for Christmas.
If you can enlargen this picture, you can see the incredible detail that the sculptor puts into these creations.
They have very cute decorations for Christmas, and Santa has a good lineup of reindeer, that are lit up at night.
Here is a reminder for everyone... be careful when you leave buckets upright. Two winters ago, I found two mice that had frozen in a bucket with an inch of water in it one night. I felt dreadful, even though they were mice.
The other morning, I found this little guy:
I had left just a few drops of a water in a Homer bucket, thank heavens... but he must have jumped all night trying to get out. He was stunned. He sat there for a minute after I got him out of the bucket, not moving. Eventually, he moved off, slowly.
These absolutely AMAZE me!