Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Cautionary Christmas Tale

Good day my friends, both known and unknown. Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile...I have no excuses. Well, I take that back. I have many excuses but none of them are great. Both David and I are winding up our graduate classes and with one computer at home with Internet connection, (and STUPID DIAL UP I might add) -I have to share. Which is okay, because David doesn't make me share his activities like chopping wood and feeding the horses. I'm going to try to type fast because of course, it's Saturday and I have tons of things to do. The most pressing is getting to the post office before noon so I can get some stamps. But you didn't log on to read my mundane wanted to good stuff...the good ramblings! Let them begin!

So I said earlier that I would try to blog this Christmas season about Christmas stuff. So I'm not going to disappoint. My house has a Christmas tree in every room in our house. Mind you, they are not all big, but you definitely get the festive spirit when you walk through my house...(and keep your eyes averted from all the clutter lying around.) It should come as no surprise to you all that at one time, I also had a Christmas tree in my car. Notice I said had--as in-past tense of currently having such tree. Let me 'splain.

One time I went shopping at Walgreens looking at their Christmas stuff. I like to give the evil Wal-Mart a run for their money and you can usually find some neat stuff at Walgreens. This occasion did not leave me wanting. On the decoration aisle, I found a Christmas tree that had suction cups so you could attach it to the window of your car (on the inside of course.) It also had Christmas lights that were attached to a cigarette lighter adapter. So of course I was real proud of myself for being so festive. On the down side, I was sad that I didn't do more night driving so everyone could see my cool car Christmas tree. As it was, I had to put the tree up on the window in the back seat so I could see out both windows for stupid stuff like on-coming traffic.

So I don't remember where we were going or why we were taking the car that I usually drive, but for some reason David and I were driving (at night) down the highway and I plugged in the Christmas tree. David is a good driver. Always has been. I've even posted about all the things he drives well. So you'll understand why he got very freaked out at the sudden bright lights that appeared out of his peripheral vision. Once I explained what it was, he asked me to remove the tree and not put it up anymore in the car. He said it could cause an accident. As if. Like I couldn't see out the windows and be festive. (Actually I think he was right but I'll never tell him that.)

It was a long time ago when this happened and for whatever reason, I no longer have the car Christmas tree. I keep hoping that I'll find another one so I can continue being festive everywhere I go. I often browse the local Walgreens in hope that they'll have it again. I'm sure you can buy one over the Internet, but after I was the victim of identity theft (now there's a long post in the making) I'm a little leery of buying anything from a "company" that sounds like it's run out of someone's basement. I'll just have to settle for looking at the trees in my house to keep my spirits up.

But please...if you find one of these trees for sale....let me know. I'd like to see if I can make that tree stick to something else--something that won't cause me to wreck.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

the christmas tree in the car cracks me up....

I too have trees in every room of my house...well, except amber's bedroom. I guess I'm nice b/c I don't force her to have one..haha...

but on the the most important thing I read in your blog....HOW did you get stamps on saturday??? I thought the post office was closed on saturdays completely?? I have had issues w/ this in the past, which is way I was SHOCKED to see you say that you could get them till nooon. I have tried this before with no luck. is this a new thing??