Thursday, December 5, 2013

The MR - 1/The Mrs -0 & Some Christmas Decorations!

So, if y'all haven't figured it out by now -- I 'm not a big fan of Doctor's.  I tend to avoid them like a plague.

But this once, I'm glad I listened to my husband when He insisted that I go in.

The Diagnosis?



They gave me a shot in my hiney, wrote me a script for antiobiotics & Mucinex and told me to go home and sleep.

I'm fairly certain I can hear all my good bacteria being killed off as we speak.  Pass the Probiotics please???!!!

I do however feel a TON better today.  I'll let the Mr win this round.  Still coughing, & I'm still tired, but it isn't a struggle to breath, and the rattling sound in my chest has subsided! 

The MR. was an angel last night and fixed dinner.  His Chili was pretty good too!

I Finished decorating my Christmas tree, and hung the rest of my meager Christmas Decorations.  I seriously need to work on my Christmas Decoration Supply... It's ridiculous! 

Our First Christmas Tree!
And the MR's First REAL Christmas Tree!

I had to google how to string lights on a Christmas Tree!

Attempt 1 with Lace & Burlap = FAIL

Attempt 2 with Lace & Burlap = Success! 
My Star needs a few more lights in it!

 The Finished Tree!
  I just need to cut of the Stub Sticking out the top of my star, and I rearranged that ribbon a little better!
 I'm hopefully going to sew my tree skirt tonight.  I have the idea of what I want in my head, so we'll see if I can get to come to fruition.  I'm also going to try my hand a making some burlap stockings this year.

I have a secret to tell you....My MR. doesn't like Christmas!  How horribly sad is that?  He doesn't know WHY he doesn't like it, he just doesn't like it!  I think that he enjoys trying to think of gifts and his attempts to surprise me, and I know that he likes the plunder of the Christmas baking that goes on.  But as far as the rest of Christmas goes...He's a scrooge.  Yup.  I said it.  SO...I try to make this painless for him!  I'm trying to keep my decorating "rustic", "country", and somewhat "manly"...He doesn't like a lot of the Santa/snowman/mythical Christmas decorating that goes I chose not to decorate or buy any decorations that He won't like.  However, my nativity scene is here to stay...If I can just get him to finish the table that He's building for me to put in on! 

This is our "first Christmas home" together.  Our First year together was Christmas of 2011, and we spent that at my sisters.  Our First Married Christmas was 2012, and we spent that at my OTHER sister's in Florida.  We opened out presents to each other several weeks before Christmas, and I didn't decorate.  This Christmas we are staying home.  This Christmas I am Decorating.  And this year our presents are safely hidden from each other!  This Christmas we are going to start making our own family traditions.  So while it's not our first Christmas, it's still our FIRST Christmas.

What Christmas Traditions have you started with your family? 

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  1. I can see not liking Santa....we've never had any of that theme around our house, but what's offensive about snowmen? :P They're not mythical! There's at least one outside my house every winter. Of course, I'm not snow's biggest fan, either.

    Hopefully you'll get back to feeling 100% very quickly--I definitely understand avoiding the doctor at all costs!

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