Monday, December 12, 2011

Weekend Activities

Hey there!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was pretty eventful.

On Friday night Simon lit a fire for the first time this season.

As we were enjoying the fire, something happened (if you follow me on twitter you may already know what I'm getting ready to say).  The lights on our Christmas tree went out.  Apparently you aren't supposed to link more than 3 lines of lights together (especially if the lights are over 10 years old).  I've done it plenty of times before with no issues.  Well, it was an issue.

See that shiny section of the plug where the O for Open is?  See those two holes next to that also?  Yeah, it melted.  Thank God nothing burned down.  We thought we were smelling the wood burning, but it was actually the plastic on the plug, eek!  It also happened to be the first strand of lights that we put on which meant...

You guessed it...

We took everything off of the tree including all lights, and decorated it AGAIN!  Decorating the same tree twice in one year is definitely something new.  I was kind of glad that all of this happened because I actually like the tree better now for some reason.  Possibly because the new strand that we added was brighter than the old one that blew.

On Saturday we had our family over for a festive celebration.  Festive celebration in my family means drinking, eating, listening to music and talking.  Oh yeah, and did I mention drinking (I made a slamming hot apple cider with spiced rum...delish!)?  I say this because a few of the following images are a little blurry.  Blame it on the alcohol, ha!

I'm a short tree hugger wearing striped Christmas socks.

Because we're crazy like that!

Me and my Dad!
It was COLD that night!  There was frost on the grass at 9:00.  I still took a picture of the lights that I put in the front bushes earlier that day.  You can also see our small tree in the window.

What about you guys?  Any fun happenings over the weekend?  Any melted plastic?  Any tree hugging?

Stay tuned, later on today I will be posting something for all of the foodies out there!


  1. I'm so glad that you discovered the lighting issue with the plugs super scary! The tree looks pretty and be sure and share you drink recipe! :)

  2. Thank you! Maybe I will do a post on the cider :)


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