Saturday, November 05, 2011
Guy Fawks Night...And Other Stuff.
*Well, tonight was fun. Tonight was Guy Fawks Day and it's celebrated the same way America does the 4th of July. With Fireworks. And LOTS of them!!! As soon as the sun went down,(about 6PM) they started. I think every person in England had a HUGE box of them and shot them off. Paul and I listened to them for about an hour and a half before deciding to go out in the garden and watch some of them. We stayed out there for about 45 minutes and thought...okay, seems to be dying down a bit- guess we'll go back inside now, and just as we turned to go in....BOOM- they started back up again!!! They'd go for 15 minutes, then die down for a few- and just as we started back in again- there they'd go again for 15 minutes more. You didn't know where to look there was so many going off at the same time in every direction you looked!!!
It's 10:45PM now- and there's still fireworks going off every few minutes here and there.
*Unfortunately, due to my gawking at the fireworks, I missed a call on SKYPE from my daughter who I haven't talked to in a couple of months. That made me sad. But now that my awesome husband is gainfully employed- I can put some credit on my SKYPE account and I can call her on her mobile phone and TALK to her for a few minutes every couple of weeks.
I'm so happy Paul got his job!!!
*They don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here. I think my MIL has gotten a half Turkey breast and I'm going to make dressing and Sweet potato Pie and maybe a Mock Pecan pie to celebrate it- but we wont be having the big traditional dinner like back home. It would make me sad if we did, anyway, cause all my babies aren't here to share it with us.
* Did I tell y'all I'm working on NaNoWriMo this year? It's been a definate challenge because there is always something going on here in the house. The washer is going, the TV is on, the neighbors are putting up an addition on the house next door with Jack hammers and regular hammers and saws and drills being used all day long. But I'm still trying it. If i do it- great- if not- I'll finish it at my leisure. No worries.
*I'm still trying to figure out Christmas. I'm pretty sure I won't be sending gifts home because even tho hubby is working now- His payday is sometimes after the 25th of the month I think he said. And since he won't be starting his job til the end of the month- He won't get a paycheck til December...after Christmas. So this year I'll probably be sending just cards to family and a couple of friends. Ugh. Next year will be different tho. I'm not sure how decorating is going to work this year either....Before we moved over here, Joan told me I could decorate for Christmas....but once we got here- and she saw a photo of the way I decorate the tree, she's re-thinking that offer to let me decorate. I've heard that her trees are white lights with gold tinsel and ornaments. Very tasteful and formal. Yeah. Ummmm DEFO not the way I decorate. Mine look like someone has superglued ornament on ornament, on ornament to make the SHAPE of a tree and then stuck a sprig of tree branch here and there in the spaces in between the ornaments. I admit it. I DO like my colorful happy Christmas Trees!!! Now, I think I have figured out the PERFECT solution to our problem. See- they put their tree in front of the living room window. So I figure- I can leave the part of the tree facing the room the way Joan likes to decorate it. And I can decorate the part of the tree that faces out the window the way I like to decorate it. I can see the bright colorfulpart of the tree when the blinds are open and I'm coming in from my walk every evening.
Doesn't that sound like a good COMPROMISE???? Very inventive and creative of me, I thought.
Either that or I need someone to buy me a little 4 ft tree so I can put it in our bedroom and decorate it with the bits and baubles we brought over from the states. One little box - ONE, mind you, out of 23 HUGE boxes of Christmas decorations!! I think I made a HUGE sacrifice leaving all my treasured Christmas things behind, don't yall???
(Well, That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)
Posted by Sunny at 7:08 PM