Deck the Halls

I have been MIA the last few days.  I started finals, they will continue through next wednesday so I have to study (blah).  Friday was that horrible tragedy, so I didn’t really feel like doing anything except hold my kids.  Yesterday my rats died, so my kids were sad and I got to try to explain death to them.  It is not fun, at least I can use God and Heaven as the explanation.  I’ve never been so happy to NOT be an Atheist until having to explain conception to a 5 year old and death to a 3 year old.

So besides the awful things that happened this week, earlier it had been going pretty good.  We got our Christmas tree on tuesday and the girls had a great time decorating it.  We decided to get a live tree in a pot instead of a precut one, so that we can plant it in our yard.  It always feel so wasteful to just throw away a tree in January.  We picked out a fairly small one, including the pot it was about 5 feet, so the actual tree is about 4 feet high.  It’s a good thing we picked a small one, because we drive a Prius and didn’t really think about how we were going to fit it in the car prior to purchase.  The plan had been to tie the tree to the roof, but that wouldn’t work with the pot of dirt attached.  In the end we got it in, it was just an uncomfortable car ride home 🙂

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It was really hard to get a good picture of the tree, my camera is  super old.  But it still looks pretty, its much brighter in person.

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My little rag-a-muffins 🙂 They are so proud of their work.

Next week should be better, I have two more tests (the hard ones), then my Dad and his wife are coming to visit for Christmas, Friday is my girls’s first Ballet recital so we are all really excited for that!

I hope you all have a great week!

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