+ Reply to Thread
Like Tree5887Likes

Thread: FORT Koffee Klatch

  1. #10991
    FORT Fogey Lil Bit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Age
    55
    Posts
    3,380

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;3238742;
    I saw my first full-blown (overly full-blown, actually) yard decorated for Christmas yesterday. What is with people?? I guess, with the crappy economy, it could bring you some comfort...until the power bill comes in?
    My sister in law does this every year. People around here jokingly refer to her house as the Griswalds. I'm sure there are people who think it's attractive, but I sure don't.

    We don't usually decorate the outside of our house for Christmas, but my grand daughter has really fallen in love with Christmas trees this year, even pointing out undecorated evergreens in a field. So I guess I'll have to get some lights and spruce up the one we have in our front yard for her.

  2. #10992
    Premium Member burntbrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Age
    38
    Posts
    2,307

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Welll... we put up our decorations last Saturday. For us it's a time issue. We usually put them up the day after Thanksgiving but we're going out of town this year. This weekend was out because we are out of town again. Then after Thanksgiving the weekends are crazy with shopping and parties so last weekend was the only good time to get the trees and decorations. It's been nice anyway. I love the holidays.

    ETA: oh, you were talking about going overboard not decorating early. Never mind!
    One of these days I'll stop being sensitive. Until then, I'll continue to be devastated on a daily basis. Life breaks my heart.

  3. #10993
    Pineapple! ClosetRTWatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Groovin' with my human boom box
    Posts
    4,519

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I absolutely refuse to put up decorations before Thanksgiving. The weekend after Thanksgiving or the weekend following that is typical for us.

  4. #10994
    Wild thang Rattus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the trees
    Age
    54
    Posts
    6,911

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I've finally got Mr. Rattus on board - no gifts, no decorations. We will have our traditional walk/movies/nachos day, but that's as far as I'm willing to go anymore. And for the first time ever, I am looking forward to Christmas.
    All I wanted was a 45, a stinking 45 - the record or the gun. I'd even settle for the damn malt liquor. - Al Bundy.

  5. #10995
    Got wings 9/19/2012 buglover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    CA
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,194

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I've never been much for Christmas.... I love the idea of getting together for holidays and enjoying family but the idea of shelling out so much money every year on presents defeats the whole purpose of Christmas.
    Yup, with donuts!!

  6. #10996
    FORT Fogey Lil Bit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Age
    55
    Posts
    3,380

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;3238799;
    I've finally got Mr. Rattus on board - no gifts, no decorations. We will have our traditional walk/movies/nachos day, but that's as far as I'm willing to go anymore. And for the first time ever, I am looking forward to Christmas.
    Good for you. Now that we've been officially disowned by my in-laws, we won't have to drive 180 miles to have dinner and then sit around and wait for someone to bring up some slight from the past which always snowballs into a major fight, after which we all get in our cars and drive back home with hurt feelings. I am now free to enjoy Christmas with the people that I love the most in the world and every year it's something that I really look forward to, especially now that the grand kids are here.

  7. #10997
    Never a dull moment! chrelsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    50
    Posts
    708

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    We actually already have all of our outside Christmas lights and decorations put up - simply because all of our kids (16 - 22 yrs.) are coming down next week, and since they won't be here for Christmas, we wanted to celebrate it while they were down. Of course, we refuse to plug them in yet . . . they are just out and ready for when they get here. I'm still working on the inside decorations for the same reason.

    Decorating the tree is a huge tradition for us, and they have all asked if they can do it while they are down - so we are doing that Thursday night. What they don't know, though, is that when they wake up on Friday morning, their stockings are going to be filled, presents under the tree, etc. It's early, I know, but I'd rather do that than simply mail everything to them later on, and this way they get a "surprise" visit from Santa while they are down here!

    Cheesy? Maybe . . . but now that they are all out on their own (except the 16 yr. old who lives with her mom four hours away from us), we just wanted to do something special - even if it meant having an early Christmas!

    So prhoshay, if that was my house you saw please forgive me - I'm not trying to rush the season . . . just trying to take advantage of having my kids home!
    I don't have OCD, I have CDO. It's like OCD except that the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be!

  8. #10998
    addicted MamaC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NY
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,494

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I wish we had put up the outdoor decorations two weeks ago when it was somewhat warm. It has been sooooo cold lately, windchills in the single digits and teens, that I know it is going to be that much more of a pain to do this year. (We would have just put them up, not turned them on!)

    I love decorating for Christmas and usually spend the weekend after Thanksgiving doing all the indoor decorating.

  9. #10999
    Got wings 9/19/2012 buglover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    CA
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,194

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Come on out to California!! It's actually hot enough that I've turned on the a/c today.
    Yup, with donuts!!

  10. #11000
    FORT Fogey Ellen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,044

    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Stargazer;3238714;
    Thanks guys. I think that if I go for it, I'll do the 6 month online subscription that gives me access to all three levels. Its a lot cheaper and I know i could make it through all the levels in six months. The only complaint I've really seen about it is that it doesn't get you fluent in *writing* Spanish. I mostly want to help my kids with their work, anyway. I might get something supplemental to teach me the grammar and writing part of it. Unless anyone knows of a better resource that teaches both??
    Yes -- a good tutor!
    "There's no crying in baseball!"
    -- Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.