So here we are, six days into December and my fall decorations are still prominently displayed. I suppose subconsciously it’s because the scarecrows really wanted to be hanging out for another week, since I was a week behind digging them out of the shed and giving them their freedom for the season. I guess they deserve that much.
I really wish the Christmas Elves would get busy and get my Christmas decor all set up and the tree up and decorated. They’re slackers this year.
Speaking of the tree, I think I’ll have to go with my smaller tree from last year, and set it up on some sort of raised stand in order to keep Little Dude’s paws off the ornaments. We’ve been referring to him as “Opposite Boy” lately – ask him to do something, he does the exact opposite. Tell him to not do something, he does it five minutes later.
Poor boy’s going to end up with just coal in his stocking at Christmas at the rate he’s been going lately. I’m worried that he’ll pluck all the ornaments off the tree (the ones he can reach) so maybe if I elevate it we can avoid that problem. Maybe.
I’m actually glad that our 9-foot tree is stuck in the back of the shed, so I have an excuse not to wrestle with it this year. I did a comparison of the smaller one I picked up last year:
The smaller tree from last year is 3-feet shorter than the original tree. So maybe if I set it up on my small bar table, we’ll keep little hands off the decor. We’ll see. It just might make it easier to pull the whole darn thing over, so I’ll let you know next week how things go.
You know how Staples is supposed to be So Easy? Well, not so. I ordered new laser color printer on Cyber Monday with a $150 coupon to cut the price in half. After clicking submit to charge my credit card, the receipt showed full price. Full price sucked out of my account. I tried to cancel the order immediately, but the 800 number their website says to ‘call right away’ has a computer voice telling you to call during business hours. Which I did less than 8 hours later and the human on the other end of the phone canceled the order.
Except it showed up three days later.
I Tweeted my quandary to @Staples and was surprised I actually got a response. The nice guy on the other end of that Twitter ID was very helpful and said a credit was issued to my account to honor the coupon. He said the refund should show up in the next 72 hours. 96 hours later I’m still waiting. Staples is Easy? Not so much. I’ll keep you posted.
I have to get my act together and organize the Christmas presents I’ve gotten to make sure I didn’t forget anything, and to get the Santa gifts wrapped and shipped to my sister in Iowa to hide, so we’re not bringing them with us and so Princess Nagger won’t bust me as being Santa. I’m a little worried that once I ship the Santa gifts off to Iowa, I’ll jinx the weather and we’ll end up with a major snow storm that will prohibit our road trip. If we get stuck here in PA and the Santa gifts are in Iowa, that’s going to be a tough one. Here’s hoping Mother Nature will be kind and hold the snow until Christmas when we’re already there.
Princess Nagger was to have a half-day of school today, but I decided to make it a whole one since she has a filling that needs to be filled and she’s a wuss when it comes to the dentist. It worked out great, it’ll be a Family Affair at the dentist office – the ancient filling I had replaced a couple of months ago needs to be replaced again because they missed a spot, so they’re doing a re-do of it (lucky me) and hubby has the rest of his teeth cleaning scheduled (he hasn’t been to a dentist in over 20 years, so they had to do his teeth cleaning in two appointments – left, then right it was that bad. Good thing I nagged him into going). So wish us luck – I’ll be able to make the rounds when we get back.
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