Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Decor, a Clever Man, and an Oops Moment

Well, I managed to put up the last of my Christmas tree ornaments. Since I saw some friendly interest (thanks, Strayer, in particular), here is a photograph. The star is about one inch from the ceiling.

Many ornaments were gifts, some from my teen years!
Below is one of my favorite ornaments, purchased a decade or so ago from The Christmas Store in Manteo, on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island. That place also has an awesome Halloween department, gifts for the home, and beautiful art. I can’t help thinking of Pam Jackson with that lovely purple gift bag the artist worked in.

Love those 'fuzzy' sparkles!

As for my man’s cleverness, he helped me out yesterday with his earlier fix for a painful pinky. Holding down a key for his video game character to ‘run’ caused the overused first knuckle to ache. I found the same problem yesterday from slapping the back arrow key in the process of copying and pasting edits between MSWord and Scrivener documents.

The solution? Use first aid tape to stabilize said knuckle. I needed to cut the tape in half along its length so as not to mummify the entire teeny appendage, and taping it feels wrong when I’m flat-out typing, but I’m keeping the stuff handy. It's difficult photographing your own finger, I discovered, even with your dominant hand.

Not the Actual Pinky as I'm right handed. Heh...
As for my oopsy, it’s quite amusing. For the sake of my husband, who is a Halloween fanatic, I’ve kept out some of those decorations, including our creepy clown monster. His leer is astonishing.

Gah!
Soon after I moved my Christmas bear to a better location to ‘converse’ with Dancer the reindeer, I entered the room at just the right angle to help explain the creep’s expression. Check out what he’s touching.
Proctologist Clown
I have since moved the clown.

Santa Bear got a clean bill of health, at least.
Was it OCD, as my oh-so-funny spouse suggested, to move the clown?

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14 comments:

  1. Yikes on the finger. I hate it when I can't do what I want to do comfortably.

    Love your tree.

    I laughed out loud about the moving of the clown and why.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Darla. ♥

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    1. So glad to make you laugh! The finger isn't too bad. I just overdid. Be well, my dear.

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    2. Your first two sentences could be referring to the clown! In fact, I thought they were at first!

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  2. I think I would have moved the clown too (although, that is a creepy clown--I think I wouldn't have had that thing out).

    Have you seen the video that was going around about cutting the end of a bandage so that when it sticks, you can move it around a knuckle? It would keep the joint mobile. I'd look for it, but I'm sneaking blog reading in while I have an AP world history class, and I don't have my search history handy. Maybe later...

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    1. He is pretty creepy. ~grin~ Actually, I want the joint (mostly) immobilized. Heh... Thank you for the tip, though!

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  3. Tree looks awesome, we'll probably get our tree this wkend, but we won't put it up yet. We typically only do that a week or so before, but it could be even later this year as we're waiting on a furniture delivery and Christmas stuff will in the way...so. Hope the new piece comes soon. Sorry for your ouchy. The clown creeps me out. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Oh, I hope you're happy with your new furniture! The finger is better already. Thank you!

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  4. Your tree is beautiful. The clown is too funny :) Glad your hubby found a solution for your injury.

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  5. That is a creepy clown! I have my tree up and I love it. It's plastic but the cats can't climb it. But it's still tied up to make sure.

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying your tree! Our old gals don't seem interested. Heh... Be well, my dear.

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  6. OH...I LOVE the purple bag. Thanks for the mention! Wow, that is one big fat tree, I love it. I have not put up my big one in several yrs. I really like my skinny one. Don't take up much room. As for the clown, I love my clowns but I probably would have moved it too.

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    1. My pleasure. ~grin~ Thank you for the kind words. I have a skinny tree, as well, bought at auction benefiting a no-kill animal shelter where I used to volunteer for dog walking. It's covered with doggy ornaments. And one Hello Kitty ornament gifted by my brother one year. Heh...

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