Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Downside of Artificial White Christmas Trees

Some people think only intellect
counts: knowing how to solve
problems, knowing how to get
by, knowing how to identify
an advantage and seize it.
But the functions of intellect
are insufficient without courage,
love, friendship, compassion,
and empathy.
---Dean Koontz
Yesterday, I started to get out a couple of small trees to decorate and realized this white tree turned an awful shade of tobacco! It looks like it has spent several years in a smoking home and we don't smoke! My husband thinks that being stored in a plastic bag in the garage where the summer temperatures are over 100 degrees may be the problem. I don't know what is the problem only that I am disappointed! I tried to spray paint it, but it didn't seem to work. I do have another smaller white tree, but we just brought it over to the store to get it out of the way here as I didn't think I was going to use it this year! Weird huh?

More from our Minute Rice ad:
~ Set up Nativity scene
~ Buy some more storage containers for newly purchased decorations
~ Help decorate church hall
~ Make gingerbread men
~ Come up with menu for guests.
~ Keep tinsel away from cat
~ Deliver food to holiday food bank
~ Make list for grocery store
~ Soak cranberries
~ Play Santa
~ Shop online during lunch hour
~ Charge camcorder battery for Christmas morning
~ Take the kids shopping for holiday outfits
~ Remember why you don't take kids shopping for holiday outfits
~ Buy wrapping paper on sale for next year
~ Build two gigantic gingerbread houses
~ Borrow some party chairs from Ruthie
~ Sew angel costume for Molly's pageant
~ Put on snow tires
~ Spread some cheer!
AND another favorite Christmas song, actually my favorite! :o)
Andre' champagne used it in the 1970's(maybe a bit before and after) for their holiday commercials and I think that is why I love it so much...nostalgia. I think I noticed that Walmart is using it this year and it is kinda disappointing to me.
Carol of the Bells

Hark! how the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say,
"Throw cares away."
Christmas is here
Bringing good cheer
To young and old
Meek and the bold
Ding, dong, ding, dong
That is their song
With joyful ring
All caroling
One seems to hear
Words of good cheer
From ev'rywhere
Filling the air
Oh how they pound,
Raising the sound,
O'er hill and dale,
Telling their tale,
Gaily they ring
While people sing
Songs of good cheer
Christmas is here
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas
On, on they send
On without end
Their joyful tone
To ev'ry home
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas
Ding, dong, ding, dong, ding

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