Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Should Be Ice Skating

The temperatures have really plummeted in Oklahoma this week. High today is 35 degrees F.  Night time temps are below freezing. That is cold for December. Usually these low temps are seen in January, not this month. This would be a good time to go ice skating if I had skates. NOT.  I'm too old to be learning to ice skate.  My knees couldn't take it. 

I had a cataract removed yesterday on my other eye. Now both are done and as they say, I can see clearly now. It's unbelieveable how bright everything is.  Before the surgeries it was like looking through yellow tinted sunglasses.  If anyone out there needs this surgery I would highly reccomend it. No pain and the surgery itself takes less than five minutes.

Blogging has been hit and miss for me this week. Hopefully, in the next few days I will be able to catch up on everyone's posts.  This is just a busy time of the year. I know everyone understands.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Bling

Street view

I think I am finally finished with decorating for Christmas.  Notice I said I.  Yes, I did it ALL. My hubby did plug in the lights though. I'll give him credit for that.

Front porch view

Many years ago I painted the big Santa on the right of the door. It was a labor of love.

Fireplace mantle

Yes, I painted the Santa on the right of the fireplace.

Closer view of Santa in his sleigh with reindeer

Christmas tree #1 with colored lights

My hubby wanted a tree with colored lights but I wasn't planning on hot pink and lime green ones. Yuck.

Christmas tree #2 with white lights

Decorated with a nature theme.

Santa collection is sitting on antique desk. Adding another wreath above it soon. I have tons of other Christmas decorations in the shed but will not be putting it all out. I keep reminding myself that what goes up will eventually have to come down.