Me & My Muse – Day 2344: Christmas Memories – Part II

The Christmas memories continue today. Having completed the Christmas of 1993 yesterday, I will start on the Christmas of 1994 today.

Having gone to church today, I have decided to take it easy with it being the sabbath. Everything will resume tomorrow, with another work week being in full force. For now, I am going to watch some more Christmas footage.

Today’s high is going to be 42 degrees and the silver lining is being able to reflect on some more Christmas memories.

To those of you who like recalling fond Christmas memories, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse: Time to watch the Christmas of 1989! The Christmas of 1986 was my favorite, but ’89 is pretty good from what I remember of it. I get the life-size dollhouse that I always wanted! It was a wonderful Christmas time to continue!

Me & My Muse – Day 2343: Christmas Memories and The Last Jedi

That is pretty much what I’m up to today.  All my cards are done and my gifts are pretty much caught up.  I am now just going through all the Christmas footage recorded from the past years.  I will start on The Christmas of 1993, so I still have quite a ways to go.

Tonight, I will be watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi with my brother.  That is pretty a summary of this day.

Today’s high is going to be 34 degrees and the silver lining is watching The Last Jedi with my brother tonight.

To those of you who like watching home movies and Star Wars movies, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Time to watch some more footage!  In this next footage, I will be two years old…Wow!  I did THAT?  Pretty embarrassing.  But it’s a home movie, right?  I think that I improve as I get older…

Me & My Muse – Day 2342: It’s Friday Again…

And just in time, too!  Time to get some laundry done and watch some more Christmas footage.

Today’s high is going to be 34 degrees and the silver lining is the weekend finally being here.

To those of you who are glad that it’s Friday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  Christmas footage?  That reminds me.  I need to start watching my Christmas footage!  My first Christmas, here we go!  I was just four months!  From the footage, it looks like I was crying a lot during that time…

Me & My Muse – Day 2341: This is all you Get

With today being so long, I am too tired to leave anything longer than this, so this is all you get.

Today’s high is going to be 33 degrees and the silver lining is the week being halfway over.

To those of you who are looking forward to the weekend, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I got a lot of wrapping done today.  Just a few more gifts!

Me & My Muse – Day 2340: Christmas Shopping

When I was done with work today, I got a little Christmas shopping done.  Having gotten up so early, I will now call it a night.

Today’s high is going to be 35 degrees and the silver lining is getting some shopping done.

To those of you who like to go Christmas shopping, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

 

Muse:  I got most of my Christmas shopping done.  I only have a few more gifts to buy…

Me & My Muse – Day 2339: O Christmas Tree

Out of the forests, tree farms, home improvement stores or closets and into your house.  We have an evergreen conifer to decorate.

Or do you?  If not, you will soon.  And if you’re not the kind that keeps a Christmas tree in your house, chances are you know someone who does.  Or they know someone.

With just 22 days left until Christmas, the race has begun.  Deck those halls.  Deck the outside of your house.  Deck the lawn.  Deck the kitchen.  And whatever you do, don’t forget to deck the tree.

And while there’s plenty of shopping to do (we’ll get to that another day), we’ll focus on the tree for today.  For me, getting the tree has been a tradition that goes all the way back to my childhood.  And even before that, the tradition of decorating trees has been around for hundreds of years.  Ever since the pagan Europeans practiced tree worship long ago.  But having survived the conversion to Christianity, the trees were then used to scare away the devil.

Getting back to my tradition, I have always enjoyed getting a tree as a kid.  For a number of years, I can remember going to Beards Lakeview Farm with my brother, younger sister and parents.  We would get out and begin searching for the perfect tree.

The search would pretty much go like this.  One of us would find what we think to be the perfect tree, until a flaw is pointed out in it.  A spot may be bare, or it might be too small or too tall.  This would continue on and on for several trees.

And finally, by some miraculous event, we come across the perfect tree. At that point, the tree is ready to be cut down, right?  Wrong.  It’s picture time.  Stand in front of the tree in the freezing cold and get your picture taken, so that grandma and grandpa could see the tree that you got this year.  At the age that I was at back then, it didn’t matter.  There was snow everywhere and I was standing in front of the tree that would go in our living room.  I loved it.

For the first few years, mom and dad dragged the tree to the needle shaker and wrapper.  But when me and my brother were old enough, dad made us drag the tree all the way back to get de-needled and wrapped up in twine ropes for the truck.  As the years went by, it got easier and easier to do.

Looking at this year, I have yet to get a tree.  In fact, we’re getting one today.  But due to Beards Lakeview Farms ending their Christmas Tree business five years ago, we have decided to go to the same Christmas Tree farm as last year.  Kluck Nursery.  It’s little bit of a drive but it will definitely be worth it. It should be great, as I was very satisfied from last year.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.

And if you’ve been following the 12 Pains of Christmas, I’ll be getting the first thing done today.

As for the other eleven, they will all come in due time.  Well actually nine, since I don’t drink or have any children to worry about.

Muse:  Got your tree?

Not yet.  I will be today.  And I actually want to end this…

Muse:  Well, before you do, I have some good news.  I found the perfect Christmas tree!

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Nice.  Your tree looks just like ours do in the real world.

Muse:  I know.  Christmas has gotten really popular among me and the Intangibles.

So did you cut it down?

Muse:  Of course I did!  And it’s all decorated too.

Well, that was fast!  I still need to get a tree and decorate it!

Muse:  Well, being Intangible does have its advantages.  Plus, I want to get some reading done.  Now you can end it.  Farewell!

*sigh*  Intangibles always get the best trees.  Well, I guess that makes sense since they’re all imaginary.

The high today is going to be 35 degrees and the silver lining is getting a Christmas tree.

To all of you who love the tradition of keeping a Christmas tree in your house,  I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse:  The star on this tree is so beautiful.  To be perfectly honest, I could stare at this for hours…

Me & My Muse – Day 2338: Click Till You Drop

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If not, now is the time.

Now quick! Go to your preferred websites and order everything on your list before you get that dreaded 404 error.

For anyone who took part in Black Friday, it continues. What, you ask? Well, only THE biggest holiday for online retailers everywhere: Cyber Monday.

For those who hate the Black Friday crowds, today is your day.  All you need to do is relax. You don’t have to go anywhere and all the best sales are just a click away. And the only downside is a server failure.

While there are so many deals to take advantage of today, I am not doing anything of the sort. I don’t need another large credit card bill to pay off so I am going to pass on this day for this year.

For anyone else who wants the deals, now is the time.   Stop reading this, type your favorite online store in the address bar and start shopping!

Muse:  I’m almost done with my shopping.

What would you need to shop for?

Muse:  What kind of question is that?  Hylians need things just as much as anyone else!

I’ll get to that later.

Muse:  Okay.  So far, I’ve got a lot of my shopping done.

Good.  I now need to get ready.

Today’s high is going to be 32 degrees and the silver lining is my friend coming over later.

To those of you who love shopping online, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse:  I feel so accomplished! I already have more than half my shopping done! Christmas is going to be so easy this year!