Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rome wasn't built in a day.

I guess it's takes a while to teach even young dogs new tricks.Things changed a bit with the Grandchildren,before the end of the day. I will have to take the blame of this,for the most part,but John knocked the Christmas tree over, breaking 1/2the candy canes,3 bulbs, and left 3/4 of the ornaments and one whole branch knocked completely off the tree.On one good note,it wasn't caused by them fighting.When we bought the new furniture, three years ago after rebuilding from the fire,we bought a 3 piece set of tables for the living area.Two end tables and a coffee table.The coffee table ended up being too big to use in the front of the sofa,since it blocked the use of the remote for the TV and accessories,So we put the coffee table to the side, using it more for a seat to put on our shoes and the like.Then at Christmas time, I place our 5 foot tree on top of that table. We have done that for 3 years now. Well, to make a long story short, I will tell you this. The reason for buying that particular table was....It had a fold up storage space on each end, and I figured that could double as a toy chest ,one for each child to use for some of their little toys that they use on a regular basis when they were visiting.Do you see where this is going? Well, you're right. John decided he needed to look for a specific toy he needed.No one had used those storage bins for months,but suddenly, he decided he needed something that I told him I hadn't seen lately, but could possibly be in the bin. All it took was for him to raise the one lid on his end of the table, and the whole works hit the floor.If Only I had the insight to take a picture of the mess,all over the floor.I calmly(since I had taken my little blue pill this morning) began to clean up the mess and reassemble the tree.John say"I didn't mean to do that Meemaw." and what was I to say anyway, since it was me who suggested the toy might be in the toy box.It all worked out pretty good. The chore of reassembling the tree was no more work than mopping up snow water all day from their many trips in and out, sledding, and the like. No real harm done, and it did make for a good blog posting.(Leah hates it when I blog about every little thing, or so she says, but I'll bet she'll enjoy these little stories a few years down the road.)

The second tree looks as good as the first when I have the lights turned on.Only fewer candy canes and ornaments, and I didn't bother putting all the pretty ribbons back that I had encircling the tree. I will be just fine the way it is.


  1. These things happen! Glad it turned out okay in the end.

  2. better late than never, we just bought our tree today, about to decorate it very shortly.

  3. cute story,things just happy, glad he wasn't under the tree, he could of got hurt. your tree still look good.