Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Random Christmas Thoughts

I haven't done a random Tuesday post since December 22, 2009. That is exactly one year from tomorrow. This is Tuesday and this is a random thoughts post so I suppose technically it could be a Random Tuesday. Instead though I am calling it a Christmas random post because it's my blog and I can do what I want. Read on for this version of Random Christmas Thoughts on Tuesday.
  • If you are new around here click over and read the post I wrote about the true Christmas Spirit that our family experienced last year because of a stranger at Wal Mart. I read it again recently and I am still amazed.
  • The top of our Christmas tree was bent when we put it up this year. In all my infinite wisdom I tried to bend the metal post back straight while it was in its place at the top of the tree. This genius move snapped one of the plastic supports that holds the post in place. For a day or two we had a leaning tree. I eventually fixed it by snipping up a clothes hanger and duct taping enough pieces together to wedge them into place and provide the support missing because of the broken plastic rib. They don't teach you that in engineering school.
  • Our Church study group, for lack of a better term, is delivering food to needy families tonight. I am really excited. What better time of year is there to spread the love of Jesus by "Loving your neighbor".
  • Christmas shopping for Braden is fun. Apparently I am just a larger than normal kid with facial hair.
  • I'm ready to see Christmas Story again. This will be my first viewing since actually visiting the house. Don't believe me? Here it is.
  • While visiting the house we got a leg lamp night light and a leg light ornament complete with Fra-GEE-Lay box. And stay tuned for a leg lamp picture of yours truly and my better half in the days to come.
  • Finally it's time for some Christmas music. Last year I shared some Bob and Doug and Cheech and Chong. These are two of my favorite Christmas songs, but they are more reminiscent of a Canadian Christmas and a Christmas spent on hallucinogens than Christmas as I know it. This year I thought a little Charlie Daniels Christmas Time Down South would be more fitting. Warning: May pertain reference to redneck activity.


Katherine said...

Love it. And I'm ready to see A Christmas story this year. Excited to the pic of the leg lamp. Didn't you post something about seeing this house last year? Or am I confusing it with a different story?

Sheila said...

ok - i had to go back and read your christmas spirit post from last year (bcuz i was not a follower of you then!) OMG! How sweet!!! I LOVE random acts of kindness and I truly believe in "paying it forward." I try to do this in my own life! I know I am BLESSED beyond measure!
Thanks for keeping "Christ" in "Christmas!"

WeaselMomma said...

You might be a redneck if..... Your Christmas tree is held together with clothes hangers and duct tape!

Merry Christmas, my friend.
Wishing you a joyous season and blessings all through the new year.

seashore subjects said...

Normally the "A Christmas Story" marathon means marathon wrapping. Not my favorite part of the holiday. But I am determined this year to be able to watch the movie (instead of hearing it at least 2x's while struggling with tape and bows!)

Eric said...

Our tree is held upright with a broomstick. We call this Aggie Engineering. I have stories like this coming out tomorrow.

Keith Wilcox said...

You visited the house!? That's pretty awesome? I've seen those leg lamps, but I've never had the guts to actually get one :-)

James (SeattleDad) said...

Great Christmas Randomness. That would be awesome to visit that house and get one of those lamps.

Merry Christmas to you all.

PJ Mullen said...

Christmas shopping is never as much fun as when you're shopping for kids. The toys they have today are so much cooler than the stuff we had.

Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best in the coming New Year.

SurprisedMom said...

Ah, your Christmas tree sounds like one I grew up with. We ended up tying it to the handle on the window so it wouldn't fall over. We didn't have an engineer handy. :)

Merry Christmas! Much joy to you, Arica, Braden and the babies.

Melisa with one S said...

Way to rig up the tree! :)