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    Oooh, all good ideas! I never really thought about just keeping it within my height, haha.

    Another reason he shouldn't be up there, well, this will probably matter more next year, but he is getting a kidney transplant VERY soon. It might be before this Christmas...right now my dad is supposed to be the Doner but my mom doesn't want it till happen till January. BUT, he got a call and is being tested for a potential doner next week, I don't know if that means they have one or what. They are having his mom test now too.
    Either way, he will probably be going on dialysis within the next month

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    my dad was afraid of heights, too, but then our house was never decorated outside, and I have never done it, either, as an adult, oh...except for last year, I put a string of multi-colored lights on a little bush outside our apartment.

    AllIwantforChristmasisU, prayers and best wishes for your husband. also, I am always a combination of excited and a little jealous of those who put their tree and/or decorations up earlier than most. as I read that you put your tree up in early November, inside I'm delighted, jumping up and down, and shouting, "YES!!!!!" yet I can't allow myself to do the same, even though there is no one stopping me. growing up, I was seemed to feel the joy of Christmas starting some time in September, and would start singing Christmas songs, much to the dismay and irritation of the rest of the family, some of who would exclaim, "it's NOT Christmas!" so, my mother, (who loved Christmas, and Christmas music, who got me loving Christmas, but who had no problem greatly limiting our Christmas time) declared there would be nothing having to do with Christmas until either a week or 10 days before the actual day. (I can't remember which.) anyway, I know it's silly, but I don't want to hear comments from family or friends if I were to put a tree up much before Thanksgiving. And, a part of me feels like Thanksgiving should be separate; it seems to get swallowed up by Christmas. then again, I understand people who say they can do both. I guess I would like some 'sign' (lol) that says, this is right and this isn't. but, of course, there is no official 'right' or 'wrong' as far as all this goes.

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    [QUOTE=AllIwantforChristmasisU;121592]
    Quote Originally Posted by ornamentmaven View Post

    Oooh, all good ideas! I never really thought about just keeping it within my height, haha.

    Another reason he shouldn't be up there, well, this will probably matter more next year, but he is getting a kidney transplant VERY soon. It might be before this Christmas...right now my dad is supposed to be the Doner but my mom doesn't want it till happen till January. BUT, he got a call and is being tested for a potential doner next week, I don't know if that means they have one or what. They are having his mom test now too.
    Thoughts and prayers are with him - best wishes for a successful transplant
    I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by steph535 View Post
    my dad was afraid of heights, too, but then our house was never decorated outside, and I have never done it, either, as an adult, oh...except for last year, I put a string of multi-colored lights on a little bush outside our apartment.

    AllIwantforChristmasisU, prayers and best wishes for your husband. also, I am always a combination of excited and a little jealous of those who put their tree and/or decorations up earlier than most. as I read that you put your tree up in early November, inside I'm delighted, jumping up and down, and shouting, "YES!!!!!" yet I can't allow myself to do the same, even though there is no one stopping me. growing up, I was seemed to feel the joy of Christmas starting some time in September, and would start singing Christmas songs, much to the dismay and irritation of the rest of the family, some of who would exclaim, "it's NOT Christmas!" so, my mother, (who loved Christmas, and Christmas music, who got me loving Christmas, but who had no problem greatly limiting our Christmas time) declared there would be nothing having to do with Christmas until either a week or 10 days before the actual day. (I can't remember which.) anyway, I know it's silly, but I don't want to hear comments from family or friends if I were to put a tree up much before Thanksgiving. And, a part of me feels like Thanksgiving should be separate; it seems to get swallowed up by Christmas. then again, I understand people who say they can do both. I guess I would like some 'sign' (lol) that says, this is right and this isn't. but, of course, there is no official 'right' or 'wrong' as far as all this goes.
    My family always put it up right before Thanksgiving. When I got my own place I could hardly wait so I started putting it up maybe a week earlier, haha. I cannot wait for the radio station here to start playing 100% Christmas music. It has been like that since, gosh, forever, and I look forward to it every year. We used to have three stations who did that, but now its just two.

    and thank you! We just found out my dad cannot be a doner anymore, because he has kidney stones. So, its back to square one. He goes in tomorrow for more testing, and I heard that there are three other potential doners, plus his mom is getting tested. If it comes down to it, I will test as well. I don't think our blood type matches, but they said something about doing a blood swap. It will be hard because I am in school, plus we have two kids.

    I don't want this to put a damper on our Christmas this year, trying to stay optimistic for the children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllIwantforChristmasisU View Post

    Thoughts and prayers are with him - best wishes for a successful transplant
    Thank you so much!

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    I can't wait to decorate myself. I think this year I will be putting up a few items before Thanksgiving - as it is SO late this year! I will most likely do my doll tree and bathroom a few days before Thanksgiving. My doll tree is in the bedroom and my bathroom Christmas decs are in non-traditional colors (purple and blue) so I can get away with it. I then have 4 days after Thanksgiving to get everything else done. I am going away on a 2 day Christmas trip December 2nd and 3rd with a good friend. We are taking a bus trip to Cape May, NJ to tour a number of victorian homes decorated for Christmas, take trolley tour of the lights, attend a Christmas show and dinner, and do a little shopping. Can't wait! It should be lot of fun but it really puts pressure on me to get the decorating done quickly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ornamentmaven View Post
    I can't wait to decorate myself. I think this year I will be putting up a few items before Thanksgiving - as it is SO late this year! I will most likely do my doll tree and bathroom a few days before Thanksgiving. My doll tree is in the bedroom and my bathroom Christmas decs are in non-traditional colors (purple and blue) so I can get away with it. I then have 4 days after Thanksgiving to get everything else done. I am going away on a 2 day Christmas trip December 2nd and 3rd with a good friend. We are taking a bus trip to Cape May, NJ to tour a number of victorian homes decorated for Christmas, take trolley tour of the lights, attend a Christmas show and dinner, and do a little shopping. Can't wait! It should be lot of fun but it really puts pressure on me to get the decorating done quickly!

    so, how do you plan on decorating yourself, OM? are you going to dress up like a Christmas tree or what? maybe just pour a bunch of glitter on yourself? hee hee. j/k, of course. OM, that Christmas trip with your friend sounds wonderful! especially the victorian homes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllIwantforChristmasisU View Post
    My family always put it up right before Thanksgiving. When I got my own place I could hardly wait so I started putting it up maybe a week earlier, haha. I cannot wait for the radio station here to start playing 100% Christmas music. It has been like that since, gosh, forever, and I look forward to it every year. We used to have three stations who did that, but now its just two.

    and thank you! We just found out my dad cannot be a doner anymore, because he has kidney stones. So, its back to square one. He goes in tomorrow for more testing, and I heard that there are three other potential doners, plus his mom is getting tested. If it comes down to it, I will test as well. I don't think our blood type matches, but they said something about doing a blood swap. It will be hard because I am in school, plus we have two kids.

    I don't want this to put a damper on our Christmas this year, trying to stay optimistic for the children.
    yep, as soon as I was married and had my own place, I started decorating right after Thanksgiving. no more of this waiting til a week before Christmas nonsense, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steph535 View Post
    so, how do you plan on decorating yourself, OM? are you going to dress up like a Christmas tree or what? maybe just pour a bunch of glitter on yourself? hee hee. j/k, of course. OM, that Christmas trip with your friend sounds wonderful! especially the victorian homes.
    Actually I do have a Christmas shirt that I plan to wear on my trip!!!
    I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

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    Here are some photos of the Christmas decorations I've purchased this year:


    Outside lighted display



    Snowflake ornaments purchased for my Winter wonderland display



    Hallmark 2013 Yule log cake ornament


    Hallmark 2013 Madame Alexander ornament



    Hallmark dog 2013 ornament
    Last edited by ChantelleJoy; 10-15-2013 at 07:39 PM. Reason: Edited to SHOW pics
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