12 THINGS I LEARNED IN 2012 ALLOVER AGAIN
Archive for December, 2012
There is no doubt in my mind that without the Lord in my life, I would be so messed up! The silence in my blog is for the reason most people cringe and hang their head without words. My 87 year old Dad is very sick and the family is taking one day at a time. The decision is his as to whether he wants to get better (by eating and drinking and taking his meds) or by refusing all services and passing from this earth – probably feeling that enough is enough. I don’t really blame him!
Thank goodness I started early on the decorating and tree hanging etc. The last thing to go up was the manager that came from Germany in the late 1800’s through my husband’s side of the family. The manger characters are very tender plaster casts – fragile is a more accurate description! It is always a joy to put this tradition filled manger up.
Have you ever seen a live manager?
Like this one?
Or maybe this one?
You are all animal lovers, so possibly you have.
This is Misha – and she believes that this manger was set up JUST FOR HER!
I love her boldness and her Russian Blue shaped face!
The tree (not a real one – my oldest daughter almost was put in the hospital the last time I wanted and got a real tree for Christmas) stand is screwed down to a large board and the top of the tree is tied in two different places to make sure that those silly sisters don’t pull it down. No sentimental or precious glass ornaments are on this years tree!