Christmas Trees and Family Traditions

Today is Putting Up Christmas Tree Day. A day that occurs once a year, once I can get my head around Monkey Boy’s birthday and find room for Christmas related things, and once Grumpy Pants can lower his Grinchiness enough to obtain tree. He left for work and I was…

Charlie bit my finger

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you’ve probably seen, or at least heard, of this clip … Well, Charlie bit my finger. My day was like this: Some serious fuckups in the morning that reqired me to be all growed up and…

A quiet end to a relaxing night

Dinner at “Dad’s Work” tonight, as it is his last Saturday night shift for the year. Hurrah! Much enjoyment of food consumption was had and we faced the option of hanging around and jumping all over the couches in the foyer with our shoes on, or heading home to lie…

Post Christmas Traditions – 1, 2 and 3

We’re off on holiday soon, and a friend is popping by later this afternoon, and, although a day early, we commenced the tradition of taking down the Christmas Tree. This is where I insist that it must come down before it really starts shedding it’s needles, and everyone has something…

Christmas Traditions Part 2 – the Mish Mash Tree

After a fabulous Chrimstas lunch with some fabulous friends, it was back home to “put the tree up”. The initial tradition of the Christmas Tree Lights was completed this morning, whereby I stand on a dodgy stool, untangling the lights with ease (another tradition – no one is allowed near…