Sunday, November 26, 2006

SLEEPING IN (or not) bubbles and Christmas is coming!

I had today off because one of the ladies at work is on vacation so we had to change our schedules to cover her shift.  I was looking forward to sleeping in this morning.  Unfortunately my brain never got the memo and I was wide awake a few minutes before 3am.  I immediately fell back asleep once I was able to convince my internal clock to shut off, but by 6am I was wide awake again.  Grrrrrrrrrr!  I hate when that happens.

The swimming pool has iced over on the top, I guess that means its about time to empty it for the season.  Dickidoo just cleaned and refilled the hot tub last week and we spent a good part of the morning steeping in its warmth.  He didn't put in any defoamer and after running the jets for a little while, some bubbles began to accumulate on the surface.  'Can you guess which one is mine?'  Dickidoo asked innocently as I jabbed at the larger bubbles to pop them.  It took me a second or two to comprehend just exactly what he was saying... Charming Dickidoo, absolutely charming!

Christmas songs have been playing on the radio for weeks and the Christmas displays went up at work the day after Halloween, but it just doesn't really seem like Christmas to me until I catch my first whiff of fresh cut Christmas trees.  I walked past the garden center and smelled them before I saw them.  The crisp pine scent immediately took me back to Christmas's gone by, and for a moment I was a child again, standing there on the sidewalk with my eyes closed, breathing in the heady scent and sighing happily.  When I opened my eyes I realized that I was not alone but the other shoppers merely smiled with shared appreciation.  I love this time of year.

12 comments:

princesssaurora said...

Yes, it is a magical time of year...  I hope you fill us in on all the kids and their goings on soon...

be well,
Dawn

thisismis72 said...

yes yes the real trees ae nice, smell great.  But it is all about the pre light tree here, lol, easy esy easy.

Missy  

jckfrstross said...

i love the smell of the pine trees:) have a good week

Deb

jeadie05 said...

A hot tub ,how lovely ... love Jan xx

midwestvintage said...

 My favorite time of year, the smells, hot buttered rums, sledding, falling, Christmas.  Just love it.

                   Julie
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memes121 said...

A new journal is here!
It is my gift to J-land.
Come and celebrate with me and spread the word! Also my friend Krissy has one too! Put hers on alert! Let's all have a Merry Christmas! Tammy
http://journals.aol.com/memes121/happyholidays/

swmpgrly said...

Tis the season to be jolly....lol

adpa said...

I love the smell of the Christmas trees too.  Leaving the sanctuary yesterday, I just wanted to stand in the doorway and inhale deeply.  Our church lobby is filled with trees...must be frasiers because they smell so wonderful!

I woke at 4 this morning cause the dog wanted out and I couldn't go back to sleep.   I should have sent her to your door since you were already awake.  You could have let her out for me!
Ann

glensfork4 said...

I hate when that happens-I like to sleep in too. The Christmas songs are good, I just wish I had more time! Are you sure it's only (27 now) days away...OH MY!
Michele
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gifdude said...

Yes, tis the season to get 32 inch flat televisions! LOL
Actually, Dorn, I bought the set for myself...Walmart Black Friday Special! Always wanted one, and I got it.
Going to pay my hindend for quite a while, but I got it, by golly! LOL

Merry Christmas to you, Dickidoo and the Oompa Loompas!

p.s. - speaking of pine trees, do you remember the German pine trees? Did you ever go out in the forests? Mmmmm..those are nice 2!

missheathyrmaree said...

I love this time of year too.
I just love it.

ha ha on Dickidoo and his bubbles!
Thanks for the christmas counter thingy :]
I love it!
xox,
H

sdoscher458 said...

Hot tub sounds delightful...with the exception of the larger "bubbles". LOL  Oh I wish I could be up in NY this Christmas, it never seems like the season down here in Florida today is 82 degrees and humid. I have the air back on. dam it...Sandi