"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Thursday, December 04, 2008

O' Christmas Tree..

I lost two pounds for this week. I had to weigh in early due to the fact that I'm going out of town. This brings my total to 11. In the double digits now! Yesssss...
I put up my tree on Tuesday. I think that I might have mentioned in years past, how I have my fake tree in a real live tree stand because I have no idea what happened to the tree's stand. My cat's are 9, 10 and 11. They never messed with the trees other than to sleep under them, or root around in the presents. But last year, for some reason, the cat's had a field day knocking it down. Then the tree had its own field day falling over out of the blue while I was parked on my ass watching some TV. I finally wired that SOB to the wall. Then the screw pulled out of the wall and it fell again. The manfriend manly screwed it to the wall and it stayed. Gotta love that.
This year, I constructed a cardboard and packing tape cozee around the tree pole to give it some "substance" and something for the pokers to hold into on the stand. I get the thing up, fluffed, and lit, and can you see a gangsta lean?

No? That's right, because I have it pretty stable here. I even put weights on the base to keep it from tipping again. But, then when I decorated it, it seemed to go downhill.

It's starting to lean to the right at the top. Freaking tree. It photographs well. It is much worse than it looks. I decided since this one caused me so much stress, I'm not putting my second tree up. Bah Humbug! It's my fancy matching tree but it's too much work. I had left it together in past years, but Mom took it apart when she was staying with me. Much appreciated, but the thought of assembling, lighting and decorating an entire second tree makes me cringe. I also didn't get out any decorations. It's so much work, and I have so much crap in boxes in preparations to move one day, that it doesn't appeal to me.

This is my mischevious kitties hallmark collection. I only have three. Hint hint.

My Hello Kitty collection. One can never have enough of these either. Hint hint.

In completely unrelated photographic news, this is from my walk last Saturday on the towpath. In the snow. I got really muddy, but I got an extra workout in.

Also from my walk. That's the canal in the fulton in which I reside.

And last but not least, this is my Mom's mean bird. It bites me. She thinks I'm going to adopt it some day when her time is up. This bird will live 50 years. I'm soon to be 33. You do the math. But she loves this dang thing. She hates my cute (yet stinky) little shih tzu ball of fur, but loves this bird. You try to give a woman grandcats and dogs, and she wants a bird instead.


Samantha said...

I have a bird as well, not only does he bite, he humps things as well.

I like to think I've raised him well :)

Erin said...

First of all - wooohooo on the weight loss!!! You are doing so awesome!

Second - LOVE the tree - you have some great ornaments!

Third - I'm having an ornament exchange - maybe if you join you may get one of the ornaments you are hinting about ;)

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

I truly just love to read your blog, you crack me up and, yes this is narcissistic, but you remind me of me. I like the gangsta lean on that tree and you did a fine job decorating. Oh, and thank you for the snow pics! I'm a freak pic person and getting to see the seasons is so nice since we don't get any out here.
P.S. The bird look sweet, but I know that looks can be so deceiving.

mike said...

You're right, the tree does photograph well. Photogenic plastic.

Momma said...

Well, the bird talks to me and keeps me company in my old age so I don't die of lonliness since my children never visit. ahem..

Alexa said...

canal fulton for the win!

LBluca77 said...

Your tree is beautiful. My cat for some reason likes to sit under the tree and pose for me. Normally she hates when I take her picture and always turns her head, but under the tree she sits proudly and smiles.

Honestly I have been thinking of not putting up my tree this year. I'm lazy, but I know if I don't I am going to miss out on some many kitty pictures.

Congrats on the weight loss. I'm so proud of you!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Fizzgig: Congrats on the weight loss. Remember you are also building a lot of muscle with the boot camp you are doing. Muscle is denser than fat, so that explains the multiple pant size loss with only losing 11 pounds. You're doing great and you are building muscle while losing the fat, good on ya.

Birds... Domesticated parrots will generally bond with one person. Obviously, this one has bonded with your mom. People do tend to forget how long-lived the buggas can be :)

Samantha: They can also get a bit over-amorous with the person they've bonded with :)

Momma: You're great! I laughed! I also like the fact that he has the run of the house.