Tuesday, December 20, 2005

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

Believe it or not, they only allowed me in my locker room today. It's going to be a rush, getting everything set-up, but I made a start finally today.
These are some of the the area's I finally got completeed today and with most of the candles and lights on, I wanted to see how it looked at night.
So, with very little time left, here is the beginning of how it looks.

I wish I could show you this display as one of the ones I put on for my Grandsons. Santa moves his body and this picture doesn't give you the full effect.
I do one more for them with a moving bear and a bunch of stuffed Christmas animals. I completed it, but missing the extenstion cord to plug it in. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get a few of the misplaced items I guess I didn't pack up properly last year.

Now I'm finally getting into the Christmas spirit, but it's so hard as it's going to be a rush. My body is killing me from the little I've done and I still have to find time to get to the hospital hopefully to get my meds. I'm out of most everything which could account for my tears, my anxiety and the tiredness and pain.
They finally gave me my rent receipt, a mixed up they blamed on the computer system. I had automatic payment come out of my bank on the first of each month and couldn't understand why they weren't giving me my yearly receipt, until on the 14th, I received a late payment notice.
Naturally, even showing them my bank statement showing it was paid on the first, wasn't good enough for them, but finally now I received my rent receipt. now I can go do my taxes for th year and get my income tax to finally start my Christmas shopping.
It's not going to be easy with all the pain I'm in and out of most of my medication, but 'somehow' I WILL do it, even if I'm down for the count for several months after Christmas.
I was sooo upset and bawling my eyes out that I phoned my Mom and brother last night around 2:30 AM. My brother Bill made a FIRM phone call this morning and what I haven't been able to get done all month, he managed it with a simple phone call. Go figure!
But with so little time left, it's still a start, which is a lot better than none at all.
Don't worry, by the time I'm done I should have about 50 candles burning. I haven't burned the place down yet. *giggle*


Amstaffie said...

Great decorations!

You'll have to send me the tips on how to train Storm like you've trained Shasta!!!! I don't think it's a silly trick, I think it's pretty awesome!!

IndyPindy said...

Awww, I'm sorry it was such a pain to get your rent receipt! I really hope you feel okay after doing your shopping. Sending you a big wet Husky kiss (and one for Shasta!)


Faira said...

Beautiful, beautiful and more beautiful!! I bet your grandchildren love grandma's house!
Just the way I loved my Grandma's house at Christmas time. It was always such a happy cheery place, with decorations and smells from the kitchen, there was never anything quite like Grandma's house at Christmas time!!
Give Shasta a big hug from Jengibre and me! Merry Christmas from Jengibre and the cat pack!

Conners said...

Well, I got the rent receipt, but not in time for the tax office to be open for Christmas and wont'be be open until after the New Year. Looks like I will have to 'dig' into my January living expenses and then pay it back with my taxes after New Year. *whew*
The place isn't even 1/2 decorated when this picture was done. This was just the first rushing night. I now have my other displays and decorations up, but wouldn't you know it??? Why are cords and things you've packed and the following Christmas, at least 2 or 3 aren't in there...along with my Christmas table cloth, ect. The Grinch must have snuck and stole some of my stuff. *sheesh*
I taught that to Shasta in like 30 seconds with that theory. Who knows, maybe she will catch it in time, but I think we better practice the things we are suppose to be working on first. LOL
Thanks for all the Christmas wishes and MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you too!!!