Sunday, December 11, 2011

Only 2 weeks to go

The first half of my weekend almost ended without me getting much of anything crossed off my list. We went out in the morning and by the time we got back home I had lost all interest in doing anything.
I think Wade was getting tired of listening to heavy sighs because he suggested several times that I go do some shopping. I took his suggestion and although I did pick up some gifts and cookie ingredients, I found the whole shopping experience to be rather annoying. I don't like going out and trying to figure out what to buy for someone else. It's not much fun.
Back home, with the help of Duke we got the tree decorated. Kind of, sort of. You won't see this tree in the pages of Better Homes and Gardens but it's decorated.

Wade's bear clock wasn't fitting in with the whole Christmas theme on the mantel so I found a Santa hat for papa bear.

I have a grouping of snowmen on both sides of the clock.
Here's the left

and these are on the right
I also managed to address a few cards and believe it or not Wade and I watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Now if I can get myself into the kitchen I'll do some baking.

27 comments:

Helen said...

You got a lot done! Everything looks so nice and neat. I love the snowmen lamp; the one on the left side of the clock.

Ginny said...

The clock looks perfect now, and your tree is beautiful!

Pat said...

I love the tree and all your ornaments. They should feature in a magazine called The Warmth of Home :)
and if they'd don't publish one called that, they ought to! :) xx

Jen said...

I think your tree looks lovely (we don't even have one yet). I love the little hat on the bear - what a fun idea!

Daisy said...

It looks happy and festive! We just got a teeny, tiny tree.

Marg said...

Those Christmas decorations are terrific. I like tree. I never thought those Better Homes and Gardens have nothing on your tree. At least you have a tree up. Have a great Sunday.

FishHawk said...

Sure looks like a bunch of holly jolly to me. BAH HUMBUG!

Duni said...

Your decorations are looking great! I always wish we could have a tree, but it's impossible with Sammy around ;-)

Sandra said...

yipee you got the snowmen out of the cabinet and I love the hat on the bear.bear, glad you got the tree up and i feel the same way you do about shopping for gifts. really do not like it at all. happy sunday

Donna said...

It's looking pretty! Don't get yourself frazzled, ya hear?

Bossy Betty said...

Your house looks lovely! The holidays should be about relaxing too! How about a nap this afternoon? I am sure Duke would agree with me.

Grace said...

Let's see - I still love the bear clock even more so with the Santa hat addition - the rest of the decorations are wonderful - I won't even get out the Charlie Brown tree until maybe the 15th. No other decorations this year because the new doors and windows make that kinda impossible and/or a waste of time because they wouldn't be visible to any one - not even us.

I can't believe that you bake at home as well as at work - that's dedication or love!

Out on the prairie said...

You know me, when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.Lovely decorations.

Sandee said...

I think you got a lot done and it's nice that Duke helped you decorate the tree.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Lin said...

It's a lot of work, isn't it? But then again...it all looks so darn nice when it is done. I always have a hard time getting motivated to decorate because you have to move the every day stuff into storage to make room for all the holiday stuff. Ugh. I like your idea of giving the bear a Santa hat--that makes it easier.

Anne said...

I love the Santa hat for the bear. I hope Duke's going to get one too.

Josep said...

I don't know that magazine you mention but I certainly like the tree. There won't be many decorations at my home this year, as the passing of my father is too close and we don't feel like it. I will have to do the shopping though; Christmas is Christmas :)

SweetMarie said...

That's a great idea putting the hat on the bear...cute! Your tree looks very pretty! And I see Duke in that cute sweater. :)
I'm having a hard time with gifts this year, especially for my son.

BeadedTail said...

You and Duke did a wonderful job decorating! We have a pretty bare tree and stockings hung up and that's it. Your snowmen are so cute and the Santa hat on the bear is perfect! That photo of Duke is so cute! Love his sweater!

Ratty said...

That bear clock is great, and the Santa hat now makes it perfect for Christmas.

Chatty Crone said...

I think you got a lot done - and I think sitting and watching Rudolph was a really cool thing to do together. sandie

Reeni said...

Your decorations are pretty! And we still don't have a tree so you're way ahead of me! I watched Rudolph too - it's my favorite.

allotments4you said...

I think the tree looks lovely. I never have any rhyme or reason to decorating my tree....I think the 'natural' approach is much nicer!

Tammy said...

Your tree and mantel look great!

Sharkbytes said...

The clock looks like it fits perfectly now. I love the blue and snowmen.

marie said...

That clock needed that hat - it's the perfect touch! I love the wintery look you're creating.

Love Rudolph! Now I need to dig out my copy. A little two year old will be visiting tonight and I bet she'll love watching it!

DSS said...

I think the tree looks fantastic! Duke is such a good helper :)

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