Sunday, December 10, 2006

In the thick of it

Emerging briefly from my sinus-infection-induced-stupor to mention that you might want to reconsider purchasing a pre-lit Xmas tree because someday you may have to re-string all those lights. My poor dear patient husband has been at it all day. Innocently I asked what we could do to prevent his having to ever do this again. He said he'd take it outside and light it on fire and dance around it before he'd do it again. Well!

Back to the couch and my blankie and a full box of tissues. The house is beginning to look glittery. Everything is sort of glittery; I guess because my one eye won't stop running. Why is it that when I get a cold it's all on one side of my head?

16 comments:

Mary said...

Laura, I sure hope you feel better soon! It's hard to give up decorating your tree to sickness. Bravo for DH! Mine would never have the patience for it... Take care.

LauraHinNJ said...

Thanks Mary. We've not started *decorating* it yet - DH had to cut off all the old lights that had burned out and re-string it with new sets of lights. He looks like he's having lots of fun based on my view here from the couch.

samtzmom said...

Bless your soul Laura. Hope you are feeling better soon. What a trooper your DH is.. mine would have already burned the tree had he been trying to string the lights!

silverlight said...

A prelighted tree is like magic. Cuts out half the hassle. Sorry you have a cold. There are some good remedies out there. Ask a pharmacist. They are a real help.
I've been fight an inner ear thing.

Body Soul Spirit said...

Tis the season for sniffles and colds...a lttle message from our bodies to slow down, rest and pamper ourselves a little.

Body Soul Spirit said...

Tis the season for sniffles and colds...a lttle message from our bodies to slow down, rest and pamper ourselves a little.

Body Soul Spirit said...

Tis the season for sniffles and colds...a lttle message from our bodies to slow down, rest and pamper ourselves a little.

NatureWoman said...

I hope you feel better soon Laura. I am fighting the same thing and mine's all on the right side. At least it leaves one side to be able to breathe. Your tree looks beautiful!

Cathy said...

Awww, Laura - I'm sorry you're sick.

What a sweet photo of your beleaguered husband trying to 'right' the lights. We haven't drug our tree up from the basement yet. 'Sigh' - hopefully the lights will still be attached. If not I may take your husband's suggestion for a bonfire :0)
Hope you're soon feeling better.

bev said...

I don't know if I'd have the patience to deal with that tree! Hope you get over the sinus cold soon. They're no fun at all.

Liza Lee Miller said...

Sorry about the sinus infection and the lights. I applaud you for not just throwing it away when it burnt out which is no doubt what the manufacturer was hoping you'd do. I hope you feel better! Our house still isn't looking glittery but will by the weekend!

Madcap said...

Get well soon, dear lady. I suppose now that it's the 15th I should think about a little Christmas-ing, huh? Your husband's a keeper.

Anonymous said...

I got hit with a fantastic cold this weekend as well. While in bed my husband and young son went and got a tree, then he was able to try out one of his engineering ideas of setting it up ("there must be a better way") and he HUNG IT FROM THE CEILING. Sigh.

Hope you feel better in time to enjoy the spirit of the holidays.

Heather
Wayne, PA

Sandy said...

Sorry to hear about the sinus infection. Were you able to supervise from the couch?

LauraHinNJ said...

Thanks, all. Lots of chicken soup and tea and I'll be feeling better.

Heather: Just wait unitl I post pics of our tree - your husband's engineering won't seem quite so strange.

Susan Gets Native said...

Heather: You crack me up! From the ceiling?????
Laura:
Your DH is a dear!