Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

               

I hope you all have been having a Merry Christmas.  I've been having a wonderful one.  I am so thankful to God that John got to spend this Christmas at home instead of in the hospital.  We have been having a truly blessed time.  Today was a quiet day, spent just by ourselves, as Valerie was not feeling well.  So we ate our Christmas feast alone.  It was delicious!  Yesterday was lots of fun also, as John's parents came to visit.  John and I exchanged gifts today and I got a mousepad with kitties on it.  He is also going to buy me yarn (when I tell him what kind!) so I can learn how to crochet.  I want to make a blanket.  I got John two pairs of jeans, as he has lot 65 pounds, and the other pairs are just too large, LOL. 

Before I go, I wanted to ask you, who out there remembers the silver aluminum Christmas trees?  If you are my age you will remember.  Did you have one in your childhood?  They came with a color wheel that spun around, making the tree change colors!  Nowadays we would think of them as tacky, but gee were they glorious to a child!  We couldn't wait to put ours up ever year.  I googled "silver aluminum tree" and found a photo, as well as one of the color wheel. 

      

Well, I guess that's enough reminiscing for now, you all have a great week.  Love you all, Krissy :)

  

29 comments:

  1. merry christmas

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  2. We had one of those trees when I was a child.  Glad you are having a good Christmas !  'On Ya' - ma

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  3. I am so thrilled ya'll got to enjoy a good Christmas at home together!  I remember those trees!  We never had one, but some of the family and friends had them in their homes.  And yes....to a child it is gorgous!  -  BArbara

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  4. Weird...I remember the color wheel, but the tree does NOT look familiar...
    I am so happy for you and John to be able to spend Chruistmas at home together...Merry Christmas!  Jae

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  5. Merry Christmas :) i remember the trees we never had too tacky lol

    Deb

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  6. I never had one of those silver trees or color wheel but I do remember them.  Back in those days, we always did have a real tree.  So glad you had a good day.  Take care...Linda in Washington

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  7. sounds like a great Christmas. So happy that John was home. Hugs and love to you.

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  8. I am glad that you and John were home during Christmas. I remember those silver Christmas trees although we never had one. Helen

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  9. Merry Christmas John and Krissy!

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  10. jlocorriere0512/26/2006 5:11 AM

    I don't remember those trees in the UK, perhaps they were an American thing! I'm so glad you and John had a great Christmas at home! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

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  11. Krissy, I remember our silver tree!!  It is my FAVORITE tree of all time!!  The colors were magnificent to my eye as a child!  How spectacular it was with the tinsel and old ornaments mom had!  So, good thing we didn't come yesterday because John2 got sooooooooooo sick.  I did, too, but he REALLY got sick.  If we would have given something to John, we would have never forgiven ourselves.  Love, Val xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  12. hugsdoodlewacky12/26/2006 9:54 AM

    ((((((((((((((((((((KRISSY/JOHN))))))))))))))))))))))))))I remembered them.lol.They were so beatiful.I remember one time when I was little and Dad taking us all to look for a tree and we saw the silver ones.I always thought they were so pretty,butt DAd didnt.lol.Have a good one.

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  13. I do remember the aluminum trees but I never liked them.  Although I don't put up a tree anymore I still love the smell of a real tree.  :-)

    Merry Christmas to you and John and here's to another year full of possibilities and another year of wonderful friendship.

    Hugs,

    Deb

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  14. My Nana had one and I thought htey were UGLY then,.....but now I think they are beautiful because they ermind me of h er!
    Becky

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  15. We had an aluminum one just like the one you have pictured.  I was a kid and I thought it was so pretty when all decorated up.  Too funny.
    Glad you had a nice Christmas at home with John.  Take care of yourself.
    Pam

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  16. Good to hear you two had a great Christmas together, may many more follow

    Guido

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  17. midwestvintage12/26/2006 1:56 PM

      Glad you had a wonderful Christmas and I am so glad the 2 of you got to be at home.  Sorry Val was sick and couldn't spend it with you.

                         Julie

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  18. mastersblynn12/26/2006 9:49 PM

    Merry Christmas to Krissy and John! xox Barbara

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  19. lifesabench612/26/2006 9:52 PM

    Hi Krissy!  I'm so glad you were able to be home for Christmas!  I remember aluminum trees!!  I don't remember the color wheel though- but when we were little, my Mom would set up a small aluminum tree  in our front hallway- and hang red and blue or sometimes yellow and green balls on it.  It actually looked really classy!  I haven't thought of that ol' tree in years!  Thanks for reminding me!  Have a Blessed rest of the Christmas time- and also New Year!!  Love Carolyn

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  20. I am so glad that you were able to be home for Christmas. I hope val is feeling better today.
    Barbara

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  21. So glad you had a nice christmas and at home this year. Bless your heart.

    angelrose

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  22. rebuketheworld12/27/2006 2:13 AM

    Krissy, what a crazy time this month. I ended up not even having enough money to buy something for my kids...A few surprises came, oh well...sorry, I wasnt able to help you out....I am glad you got to spend some quiet time with your hubby....What a crazy year..2007 will be better! .~Raven

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  23. princesssaurora12/27/2006 1:37 PM

    I am glad you had a nice Christmas together.... I will remember you in my prayers for a great 2007!!

    be well,
    Dawn

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  24. ceilisundancer12/27/2006 2:15 PM

    I've seen tons of mini-aluminum trees out this year!   I love them now, lol.   Even if they are a bit tacky, it's, well, fun.  We decorated our cat tree this year as our Christmas tree.   Ah, yes, my child's idea, and it did work.  Merry Christmas:)  -- Robin

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  25. So glad John was home for Christmas.  Glad you had a good one.  Gerry

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  26. kaydeejay544912/28/2006 1:08 AM

    I am so glad you and John were able to celebrate at home.  What a blessing and a gift from God!  I remember the alum. trees.  We never had one but our neighbors did.  They put it in the front window with the light wheel aimed at it and at night, when the lights were off in the house, that tree would glow in the dark.  I thought it was so ritzy!  LOL  My aunt had a white plastic tree and one of those color wheels but it wasn't as festive as the aluminum ones.  We had a green plastic artificial tree that was hidious now that I look back at the pictures.  The artificial trees have come a LONG way.  

    Happy New Year to you and John.  Prayers will continue your way as you continue on this journey toward John's returning health and recovery.  Bless you both!
    Hugs,  Kathy

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  27. As one caregiver to another, I understand the "treasure" that is simply Chistmas at home together. ... and thanks for the memory of aluminum trees <grin>. My folks were die hard natural tree loyalists, however my Aunt proudly displayed her silver aluminum tree with spinning colored wheel. It was hypnotic in its magnificent tackiness. <grin>
    Patrick    

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  28. So glad that you and John had Christmas at home.  I pray that the new year brings you healt, happiness and joy.     Dawn
    A Couble of Nomads

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  29. Hey Krissy .... I sure do remember those aluminum trees, complete with rotating color wheel !  My mother was very traditional, so we never did own one, but I was always fascinated with them.  Out here in California, another big thing was those 'snow-flocked trees'... the ones  that had fake snow on them.  Like they were fooling anyone ! lol   Anyway, glad to hear your Christmas was spent at home with John. A blessing indeed !  Wishing you both all good things in 2007.  Enjoy !  Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme

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