Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunday, cold and overcast.

I got most of the holiday decorations up this past week. I get great joy at this time of year when I open the big trunk where most of it is stored and all the wonderfully bright colours are there before my eyes. I started early this year, don't know why but the spirit took me and I went with it.

It's been a trying week off and on. The oven problem which I don't want to talk about but can say that I'll be doing some baking at a friends house this coming week. Then, we went to the post office yesterday to mail a few packages, came home and the television, 20 inch, heavy old thing was face down on the floor have knocked off the corner of the coffee table and wires torn out of the back of it. How it came down is beyond me as it was set in the wall, more or less. Looked around for guilty faces on cats but they were all asleep. However, we figure the boys must have been chasing each other and some how managed to bring down the television. Before turning it over I had visions of the screen been all broken out but it was in good shape. Had to get friends over to help repair some of the plugs and I won't go into all the goings on with that but all is well and everything working again. Then I had downloaded the new version of Firefox and ended up not being able to get Firefox at all. A good things friends were here so got that sorted. We are truly blessed with good friends.

We went to the library in the afternoon. They had decorated the xmas tree and had coffee, juice and cookies for all. Had a chat with a few people then home again.

Some pictures.

His magnificent self (no I don't mean Roger, lol) with his Santa hat on.

Can't forget Old Bones in his sleigh.


Carin Fuchs said...

It looks very cosy and wonderful! You've done an excellent job BUT too early! LOL LOL LOL LOL

Sorry to hear about your oven-crisis!

Tricia said...

Wow OC what a week you've had. At least some of the issues are returning to normal though.

Your holiday decorations look wonderful and welcoming - you've certainly got the eye!

I have a problem with Firefox updates too, and normally end up by having to restore the Computer to get it to work again!!

Cicero Sings said...

Love all of your decorating. Not too early at all ... after all,the decorations only are up for say a month ... what's that out of a year ... and they look so cheery!

No oven ... now there's a wrinkle. I hope THAT gets sorted out soon. You'll have fun baking over at your friends but the inconvenience of it all ... the packing of "stuff" around.

I'm not so keen on T.V.s so couldn't blame the boys for pushing it over the edge ... but I know, it is entertainment on the dark winter nights, so for your sake, I'm glad it was fixable.

Libraries are wonderful places. We regularly visit ours. I'm so happy for them to store all the books ... as it is, we already have a wall full.

Pete said...

good to see you have the oven sorted.

love old bones

my "extensive" decorations will go up later

Pete said...

no oven doh!!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your house looks lovely. Sorry about all troubles. What is that old superstition about trouble coming in threes?

oldcrow61 said...

lol, Marnie, you're right about trouble in threes. I really shouldn't complain about my couple of incidents as there are so many people plagued with terrible troubles. I'm very lucky that's all I have to worry about.

Hilary said...

Hey nana!! I love your decorating!!! I had to do mine this early too! I couldnt wait any longer haha...I remember so well that last rocking horse with the teddy and gifts under him...god it brings back memories. Roger looks hilarious in that hat! Love ya!!