Friday, December 01, 2006

Happy December First!

All the rain has now turned into snow here. Woke up this morning to this: Actually the snow began late last night. These photos were taken at 8:00 a.m. this morning and although it looks like a lot of snow right now, we are expected to get even more as the morning goes on. Up to 12 inches the forecasters tell us. Ah, the joys of living in the midwest! Actually I do not mind the snow at all (except for having to drive in it) as it looks pretty and clean and pure...for the moment anyway. Snow does have a habit of getting dirty and slushy and then it isn't so pretty anymore.

Yesterday I bought a Martha Stewart Christmas tree like this one, except that mine is only 7ft tall and cost $74.99. {So happy I didn't wait until today to shop!}. It is one of those new slim type pre-lit trees. We don't have a lot of room in our living room for a full size tree anymore. My DH came home and seemed a little disappointed that his job of putting the lights on the tree was eliminated. Go figure! We have never had a pre-lit tree before. I am wondering how long these lights last. Does anyone have any experience with these things? The box said the lights burn for 1500 hours. What do you do with the tree once the lights don't work anymore? Well, with all the snow, I guess it is a good day to trim the tree and decorate the house for the holidays!

Update: It is noon now and the snow is still piling up! The radio says it should be stopping soon. I am feeling brave and think I will venture out to see what the roads are like. I hate feeling cooped up!

1 comment:

Lilli in Vancouver said...

Whoa! Look at all your snow! Ours is melting today and I'm looking forward to getting some shopping done. We haven't driven since our snow storm a few days ago :)

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