This is going to be a really crazy fun week for us. We’re going to spend the better part of Tuesday in a vehicle traveling to Texas to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday with my family. Which means that even though I had all the laundry done a couple days ago, I probably have at least one load to do before we go. I’ll have to spend tomorrow packing; and making the pumpkin bread I promised. Which I am looking forward to doing. I love making the house smell fun for the holidays.
Speaking of The Holidays- I have always gotten a live tree- I just love how they make the house smell, but this year, I’m thinking about going with an artificial tree only because I like putting the tree up right after Thanksgiving. I mean, right after. This year the earliest I could put it up would be Sunday; but then I’m only here for a week before we head out to go to Las Vegas, NV for the Inter-tribal Ag Council (Zach sits on the board of directors). And it is just our luck that they plan that conference to coincide with the National Finals Rodeo, also known as the NFR and affectionately called *The Finals* among the rodeo crowd; which includes yours truly. So I’ll get to see lots of my friends and shop Cowboy Christmas. Oh, how I love Cowboy Christmas. We went to Vegas last year for the conference. It was my first time in Vegas and I had so much fun.
I’ve totally gone off -topic.
Back to trees. So you can see my dilemma. If I get a real tree, I have to find someone to water it, as well as feed the cats and take care of the chickens for a week while we’re gone to Vegas. It’s possible I could be pushing my luck. I could wait until December 12th when we get back from Vegas to get it, but then I only have 2 weeks to enjoy it before Christmas and that just doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to me. So if I decide to get an artificial tree while we are in Texas, what kind do I get? I think I want to get a pre-lit one, but I am so terrified that I’ll spend a lot of money on a pre-lit tree (because I will want a gorgeous tree) and then the lights will have a come-apart and fizzle out on me, and then I’ll be out of luck. Maybe I’m over-reacting. I’m sure I’ve never done that before.
On a fun note- here is a video of Bam Bam‘s mamma, Shuttle, from last fall. I found this video while doing the computer reorganization. This is her typical self when she’s not nursing baby. She is just certain she is a wild mustang and should be free to roam wild, on the prairies.
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And since I’ll be busy packing and then I’ll be on the road all day Tuesday, I’m going to do some photo blogs and post some video for the next couple days, so you’re not without contact from me. Because no one wants that, right?
In the meantime, all y’all have a super Sunday night!