Friday, December 14, 2007

TGIF - I Love Fridays - 12/14/2007

I can not believe the year is almost over. Where did the time go? What did I do with the time? Did I use the time wisely? Did I waste the time? How many of you are asking the same questions? I am going to spend some time this weekend reading my blog posting from the past year to see what I did or did not accomplish. The main reason why I started my blog is to keep a record of my life. I am thinking of printing my blog in a book format for safe keeping.

The Hanukkah decorations and Menorahs have been put away for another year. The Menorahs are on display on the hutch in the living room and the decorations fit into one box and will be returned to the shelf in the garage.

Now it is time to decorate the inside of the house for Christmas. It will take all weekend to get the boxes off the shelf in the garage. I am not sure how many boxes there are but just the indoor decorations is about 5 boxes and the decorations/ornaments for the tree is about 8. We will be getting a fresh tree this weekend. I will decorate the inside of the house, my husband and #2 son will decorate the tree and put up the trains. The trains are another 6 boxes. I have a Dickens Village and other ceramic houses in 5 more boxes. HUM, what am I forgetting and where are the boxes?

I am so glad Hubby put the lights up a few weeks ago and decorated the outside of the house. We still have more decorations but are going to keep it simple this year. We did not get the bad storms but the roof has snow on it, the gutters are frozen over and the icicles are big.

The two soldiers (only one in photo) by the front door are JB's. He got these many years ago and wrote his name on the top of the hat to make sure his brother does not stake a claim on them.

If you are asking yourself Hanukkah and Christmas decorations??? We celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas, because we are merged faith family. We share each others holidays all year and for us it works. I am finding there are many families who are sharing their holidays so life is not so stressful. The holidays by themselves can be so stressful so sharing is good.
Have A Great Weekend!

Debbi (email)
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teodo said...

It's true Debbie I think too that it is nice to share something with the others and sharing when outside it is cold is nicer. we feel warmer.
I like your preparations........ I'm starting to decore in these days too.
ciao ciao

meggie said...

I think that is a lovely idea, sharing your faiths, & celebrations.
As long as it is filled with love, it will be perfect for everyone.
Hugs Debbi.xx

Sweet P said...

How wonderful to celebrate the holidays of both faiths. Your family is surely richer in spirit for doing that.