Monday, December 13, 2010


This weekend I decorated for Christmas. Well, Maybelline and I decorated. I'm tired this season. But the house is looking prettier.

Frosty says hi!

Except there's no tree. No energy to get a tree.

Lest you think this is all about my health (and there's some of that), it's just been a busy season this year. Working more than usual. And prepping for yesterday.

Our church hosts Toys for Tots every year, and this year there were more than 6,000 children. There's live-action singing and dancing for kids while their parents "shop" for their gifts. Santa's there. Drinks and cookies for all. It's a great event. And just about every one of our 3,000 people volunteer their time to make it happen, and happen well.

I didn't volunteer. My entire family did, but I did not.

C'mon. Someone's gotta take care of all of those children of volunteers. I'd be one of those someones.

So if you'll excuse me, I'm going back to bed. The children are all off to school. It's Monday. Time for a nap. The cleaning and decorating fairy can let herself in.

Until I write again ...



Daryl said...

You deserve a good rest and a visit from the decorating fairy ..

Leenie said...

Whew! Great cause. Good for all those who did their part to help. Thanks for taking moment to update your blog friends. Now put up those feet and get some rest!

The Frosty on my piano sez "HI" to your Frosty.

Mental P Mama said...

Spending Christmas money on those less fortunate is my idea of celebrating the season. Good going Flea Folks!

Pearl said...

Sometimes it's harder to decide to take care of yourself than it is to decide to take care of others.

And Christmas trees? Over-rated.

:-) Hope you got some rest!


Diane said...

Please send the decorating fairy to my house when you're done with her.

The Old Goat and I gave copious amounts of time and money to people with disabilities this year. It was our pleasure.

Anonymous said...

If that decorating fairy does show up...send her my way when she's finished helping you!

Debbie said...

It's been joy to my heart to give to the homeless and others more this season. My tree is still <<<< over there. Maybe we are all getting back to the true meaning? I love it. You rest...people need you :) ♥♥♥