Sunday 2 December 2007

Christmas decorations, storms & temper tantrums

It's that time of year again when you thought you were already busy enough until you notice that Christmas will be here in three weeks time and not only have you not started your shopping for the masses but also the decorations need putting up! Up until this year, we have always had a real tree, however I've noticed the past few years that a) they don't seem to give off the lovely pine smell that I remembered and b) they are a pain to keep watering and clear up after. So, when my father offered an artificial tree that he has stored in his loft I hastily agreed. End of having to fight through the masses at the Garden centre and then pay exhorbitant prices for something that I shall only have (before burning) for a few weeks and much less clearing up afterwards. I shall give it a go and see how everyone likes it.

Dh and I got all prepared to a blustery walk along the beach with Grumpy when the rain decided to let itself lose rather more dramatically than we had envisioned. I had to explain to him that whereas we might be willing to wrap up and venture forth, the dog most certainly wouldn't be so inclined. It took a mighty lot of persuasion to get him to go out and carry out his morning ablutions as it was this morning. So I shall just get on with my wip instead. I went to sleep going over my plot in my head last night and confused myself totally, so will have to sit down and go through it once more before carrying on.

I'm experiencing a problem with my internet connection at the moment and have been doing so for the past few days. I hope this sorts itself out soon otherwise I can see myself imploding with irritation. The boiler collapsing I can cope with (only just), my car having to go into the garage as there seems to be something wrong with the alternator - whatever that is - is an inconvenience I'm willing to deal with (grumpily but nevertheless I shall be fine) but not my internet connection. That is going one step too far for my tolerance levels. So I shall cross fingers (as I'm not very au fait with technology) and hope for the best. Could be the stormy weather causing the problem? No? Maybe?


Lane Mathias said...

Artificial here too. Life's too short be removing pine needles from paws all month (not too mention the extra hoovering).

And there is nothing worse than loss of interweb connection:-)

Annieye said...

Trees - an artificial one is fine. At least Grumpy won't cock his leg up it like my old JRT used to!

The beach - I am so envious of where you live, Deb. It sounds gorgeous.

Plots - I had a brilliant idea in the middle of the night one night. I still can't remember what it was.

Technology - Pass, computer brains are beyond me - just back up your work!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Lane - at least my dog doesnt use the tree as a loo. The children were telling me that a couple of years ago they were filming their father's Christmas tree just as the dog (a massive Rhodesian Ridgeback) came in to investigate and lifted his leg. Their father was horrified, the children mightily amused - as they would be.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Annieye - Your comment made me laugh and after the day I've had today, that's some achievement! I replied to Lane's comment before seeing yours re the dog and the Christmas tree! Jersey is lovely and everything is close to hand and mostly very pretty although it's pricey to get away unfortunately. I recently woke in the middle of the night with a great idea for a plot - didnt write it down, no idea what it was the following morning!