Saturday, December 15, 2012
Christmas Mischief and Mishaps
Anything I would post about seems so frivilous after hearing the news from Connecticut yesterday.
I watched the coverage and was actually disgusted by the reporters asking for interviews from the children and their parents. I think they could have used a little more compassion.
I watched the interview with the teacher who locked her kids in the bathroom. What a brave, compassionate young woman. She is a true hero and if I had kids I would want her to be their teacher.
Anyway, I did write a post about my Christmas decoration progress today. If you want to escape the sadness for a few minutes read on:
I am finally getting down to decorating the condo for Christmas. Last weekend, I decorated the mantle in the dining room but I am still tweaking it. Tonight, I worked on the fireplace in the living room. It really doesn't take me long to decorate the condo since it's a small space.
This week I had a little mishap and it set me back on my decorating. On Tuesday, I fell in the parking lot where I work and I broke my nose. I tumbled feet flying behind me and I crashed onto the concrete face first. Well, first my knee then my hands then my nose and my forehead. What a bloody mess! I had my first ambulance ride and I spent about 3 hours in the emergency room.
I am one lucky girl. I did not have a concussion although I hit my head and I didn't break my kneecap although I hit my knee before breaking my nose. Just a broken nose, sore knee and facial cuts.
I think I have a guardian angel. It could have been so much worse!
Back to the fun stuff. I have a prelit garland that I use on the fireplace in the living room. This year I dressed it up with some gold leaves, gold pinecones and strands of gold beads. I wanted it to really shimmer.
I took about 10 seconds after I'd finished the fireplace for Percy to investigate. I think he can read, he went right to the stocking with his name on it. I should have known shimmery things would attract a curious cat.
How long do you think the garland will last on the fireplace? I am guessing not even 24 hours.
Right now he is back to resting on the cable box so hopefully he's done sniffing around. I'll let you know how it goes.