08 December 2009

Christmas House



Today's ornament is a little townhouse that fits over one of the lights on our tree, making it look as if the house is lit for the holidays!  I bought this ornament when we first bought our house, since we have a townhouse which looks not terribly unlike this one.  I realized as I was trying to decide what picture to post today that, come December 18, we will have lived in our house for 18 years!  That is the longest I have ever lived in any one house in my entire life!  Growing up, we moved a lot, and The Tim and I have moved several times as well.  The funny thing is that if someone asks me if I am from Philadelphia, I always say, "Well, we've lived here a while."  This is because once a Philadelphia native asked me that question, and when I answered as above, the person said, "That doesn't count!  You're not from here!"  Which amused me greatly.  I guess unlike other places, you have to be born and raised here to be "real" ...

In any event, it's a good thing I have my pictures from previous years on the computer, because ever since the most recent virus was cleaned out of our system, we have no Photoshop to work with new ones until The Tim reinstalls it! 

So yesterday afternoon, as I was making kitty toys for Christmas, using my [relatively] new sewing machine, I carefully took pictures to document the steps.  I figured there might actually be someone interested in how I did it, so I would post them here.  I will sometime, but I can't promise it will be soon.  Therefore, if you are counting on me to give you pictorial instructions on making kitty toys for Christmas, I have to say that there's a chance you will be sorely disappointed.   I would suggest visiting Petsmart this year ...

Today, I am going to pull out our cards and decide which ones will be sent.  We always have at least two choices, bought at half price the year before, and as you can imagine, I take choosing which get sent in any given year very seriously!  One thing I can assure you with 100% truth is that you will NEVER receive a card from us picturing Santa at the Nativity scene.  That is wrong and I do not support such cards - better not to send any than to send me one like that.  My friend April is always threatening to send one, but so far she has thought better of such a holiday evil ...

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Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
~Ruth Ann Schabacker




5 comments:

Lisa said...

Pish. You are most definitely a Philly girl, and not just because I rubbed off on you. :)

Channon said...

Around here, we have "natives" (which the Knight and I both are) who were born & raised here and "locals" - those folks who've stuck around long enough that they do call C'ville HOME.

Brigitte said...

Oh, how cute! I love that ornament!

I've lived in Toronto for 20 years now, longer than anywhere else, but I'm still not considered a "Torontonian"...

KSD said...

Ornaments that fit over lights are among my favorites.

knitseashore said...

I live in a tiny state, and though I'm native to the state, I'm not to the area of the state I live in now, or the one I moved from two years ago. There is a huge difference!

It's nice to know that someone else is picky about cards. I like to send the nativity cards to those I know who practice their faith, and if I'm not sure, or the friends are not religious, I send a cute cat-themed card. But in all instances, the card must say "Merry Christmas." "Happy Holidays" is so "have a nice day" meaningless that it really bugs me. If I have Jewish friends to send a card to, then I'll buy a Happy Hanukkah card to send to them. The only thing worse than Happy Holidays to me is "Season's Greetings." ARGH. :)