Tonight Finley drew this. It made my day :) And, as any pretend tiger mom like me would do, I immediately added three books about the Solar System in my Amazon.com cart. LOL. "But really," I explained to Mr. SLD...."This is how passion starts!!" :)
I also tried to capture a picture of my Christmas tree and some of it's ornaments tonight. I am still trying to figure out my new camera, but I did the best I could. I've only done Christmas a few years now since I married Mr. SLD (I am Jewish.) But Christmas is part of his traditions so we do that, along with Chanukah each year.
Each year since doing Christmas, I sweetly "complain" to Patrick about how ugly his ornaments are that he brought into this marriage. Granted, I brought none. Is that so mean or what? ;)
But as a little girl, I kind of secretly always wanted to have and decorate a pretty Christmas tree. Oooh, my tree would be so pretty! But, by the time I got the chance, I didn't realize I'd have to contest it with someone who has his own Christmas traditions since childhood.
And my five year old, who this year INSISTED she select a new tree topper for the tree. Yup, that's the result right here.
But, I also have to deal with the hand me down ornaments, (aka the "rejects" that didn't make the cut of his mother's tree) have somehow ended up in our Christmas box that we pulled out this week.
This year was the first year Mr. SLD allowed me to create a "color theme" with the balls. (Is that what they're called?! It suddenly doesn't sound right :) Finley picked Ice Blue and Purple. I bought into it until I got home and promptly went back to the store in exchange of my dream color combo.....red and purple. :) Ahhhhh, it is so pretty :)
And no, we are not watching some R-Rated movie. LOL. Somehow it appears the Music Channel on the TV happened to show some image of whoever was singing like this when I snapped the photos. ;)
But amidst my finally pretty Christmas tree....I still have to contend with these less than pretty ornaments, that my husband simply will not let go of. Seriously, there is a 6 inch stuffed red heart with fuzzy cotton and a santa beard and face on it. There is also a plastic bear playing golf. They are far worse in person than how I explain them ;) Am I alone in that I want a really pretty tree? I seriously have no clue!
But....here is the dreaded Bicycle ornament. WTH? It doesn't even look like an ornament! Nor does it have a place to hang it from so it just sits there, deep in the tree. I don't know why, but I don't care much for it. I have a lot of other ornaments that Mr. SLD forced me to hang onto, and I tried to take their pictures. But..... Oooopsie, turns out I hung them too deep in the tree and you can barely see them anymore ;)
An ornament I do love is the Acorn Skier Guy Finley brought home from art class last week.
And I am a fan of the elephant ornament I bought a few years ago to improve the tree. Finley has always loved elephants, and they remind me of the month I once spent volunteering in an African village in December 1999. One night we had to chase (Literally! Chase!!) elephants from a local farm because the elephants were eating the entire crop!
So we decided that each year, we as a family, would continue to add ornaments that are meaningful to us. We will create our own memories in each. Then, even the ugly ones will start to look pretty :) I guess most people have been doing that most of their lives, but this is still pretty new to me!
Well, anyhow, I just felt like sharing random moments from this week and tonight! :)
Oh, and here's another random moment. I grabbed a bottle of Diet Coke from the garage tonight. It's frozen!!!
Merry and Happy.