Thursday, November 30, 2006

We put up our Christmas tree yesterday, but half the lights didn't work. Emma was so excited about getting the ornaments on so we went ahead and did that, and I figured we'd just have a half-lit tree. Well, it was annoying me after just a few hours, so today we went and got more lights. Now we'll have to undecorate it to put them on, then decorate it again. I'm sure Emma will be thrilled about it, though.

When we got out all our Christmas stuff from the basement and the garage, some spiders came in as well. We saw two little ones, which we captured and put outside, but then there was this huge monster beast spider crawling across the back of our couch. I hate to kill anything, especially in front of Emma, but this one had to go. I told her to watch it, then ran in her room to get a shoe. When I came back, the spider was nowhere to be seen. She said she didn't know where it was or where it had gone. Ack! That was yesterday afternoon and I haven't sat on our couch since, because I don't want to disturb the monster spider who is apparently living in there now. Blech!

We had freezing rain all day yesterday, and are supposed to get 8-12 inches of snow today. I didn't want to dig my car out from under the sheet of ice, but I really had to go to the store for some food. My doors were frozen shut, but after kicking them, hair drying them, and trying to pry them open, I was finally able to get one open with hot water. Now I am so glad we made it out. It's really snowing outside, and we are holed up in here with everything we need for the next couple of days. Today we are planning on watching movies, baking cookies, drinking hot chocolate, and making Christmas presents. What could be better?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

ok, so here goes. once after a BIG ice storm, ted worked for hours on his range rover doors. hours! hot water, hair dryer, the works. nothing would break the seal. he then got out a crow bar (he HAD to be somewhere...naturally....it's a very expensive vehicle you know) nothing. the next day, after taking my car and having a fender bender, cuz he just should NOT have been driving, he realized his doors were locked. we never fixed teh door dents....as a reminder to always start with the simplest solution first.


months later, after he had finally lived this down, he scraped my car windows with an old license plate. it was not a good day in our house when i had to have the windshield replaced. ahhhhhh....those were the days. we are both grateful to be at home all day with nowhere to go on days like this:)

HeyJulieMama said...

I think about spiders all the time. I have tried to come to terms with them, and just when I think I do, I turn and find one. SIgh. You have to read The Cobweb Christmas. I could not BELIEVE I was reading that the first time (spiders are involved) but now have come to love the story. Its given me a new perspective on spiders. Maybe there is a book about Christmas Snakes?
Also - I'm knitting! And I am stuck. I soooooo need your hellp right now to get me over the hump. My binding off didn't go so well....

mom said...

I loved Catherine's stories! They make me feel better about once again, losing stuff out of the back of our truck on the way to your house!