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RE: holiday decorating

Kitty: Whew! Thought there for a moment you had had another one of those
"senior moments"! Okay, now that I know you celebrate 2 nation's
holidays, I will make no more comments when I see something like
this...thanks for the explanation!!

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Mon 10/13,  < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From:  [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 14:43:17 +0000
Subject: RE: [CHAT] holiday decorating

Melody, my sisiter lives in Alberta. Today is the Canadian
Thanksgiving.<br><br>How extra thoughtful of MaryRose to mail popcorn
balls to serviceman! <br><br>Sounds like Halloween is a lot of fun in
your neck of the woods. Of<br>course, too, having your own kids spreads
out the work and enjoyment of<br>all the decorating. I've decided to
give my Cmas tree to my niece. She<br>needs a new one to replace the
old-old one I gave her that her cat sort<br>of finished up. I've decided
to scale down. After all, no one sees my<br>inside decorations but me,
unless it is my turn to have the family Cmas.<br>And even then, my
family amounts to my sister and her husband and their<br>daughter with
her boyfriend. My nephew is away in the service.<br><br><br>This doesn't
mean I do away with it entirely. I still hang wreaths and<br>other
things. I have a whole collection of Dean Griff snow animals and,<br>of
course, I hang a big stocking for each cat. But my house is small
and<br>a tree takes up a lot of room and a lot of time to put up and
take down.<br>And Megan will enjoy it far more.<br><br><br>Kitty<br>>
Huh? Tomorrow is Thanksgiving??? Kitty...have you been into the
catnip?<br>> Today is Columbus Day...you're about 5 weeks early for the
other. LOL!<br>> Unless you have one of those families that celebrates
holidays on it's<br>> own schedule?????<br>> <br>> <br>> re: holiday
decorating...it is something we get into really big for both<br>>
Halloween and Christmas...our little town usually has a contest for
each<br>> holiday to see who can put up the best display. Plus we have
one lady<br>> who believes in decorating for the fall/winter holidays
like she is<br>> related to the Griswalds from the Vacation
movies...matter of fact,<br>> around this time of year, that is how her
place is referred to by<br>> everyone in town, as in "You wanna go see
what the Griswalds have put up<br>> now??" My husband and kids and I
love to decorate for halloween...we<br>> have a 10 foot wide spider web
that we cover in glow in the dark<br>> web

bing, complete with giant spiders; a graveyard with bones, spooky<br>>
music, and lots & lots of other stuff. And Trick or Treat in our town
is<br>> a hoot!!!! Even the parents dress up in costume to go with their
kids<br>> and a few of the homeowners have little mini-haunted yards
with cool<br>> visual and sound effects and scary things...We have a
neighbor lady who<br>> has been making popcorn balls for about 40 years
and the kids who are<br>> now adults with kids and grandkids of their
own make it a special<br>> highlight of the holiday to stop at
MaryRose's and collect their popcorn<br>> balls. She also mails them to
kids in the service so they won't miss out<br>> while they are away from
home. And you should see Christmas here...it's<br>> amazing!<br>> <br>>
We're going to get started on our Halloween decorating this week, as
a<br>> way for the kids to relax after school each day as they have<br>>
standardized testing (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) all day every day
this<br>> week and will need something fun to do after school.<br>>
<br>> <br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>> <br>> "The most beautiful thing we
can experience is the mysterious." <br>> --Albert Einstein<br>> <br>>
--- On Mon 10/13, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:<br>> From: Kitty
[mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Sun,
12 Oct 2003 23:34:33 -0500<br>> Subject: [CHAT] holiday decorating<br>>
<br>> Yes, several problems came up including the flu putting him in
the<br>> hospital.<br><br>I used to decorate a little for Halloween, but
recently<br>> got rid of the last<br>of it. Halloween just isn't what it
was. When we<br>> were kids we'd be out 3<br>nights from 6 to almost 10.
Now it's<br>> scheduled one night 5-7 and the kids<br>can't get anywhere
til at least<br>> 5;30 cuz they have to wait for parents to<br>get home
from work. I still<br>> enjoy it though - sans decorations. I buy
up<br>toys, books, and stuff<br>> on sale or clearance throughout the
year, then set up<br>a table outside<br>> and they get to pick what

hey want. Whoopie cushions,<br>matchbox cars,<br>> mardi gras beads,
stuffed animals, slinkies, fake tatoos.<br>It's<br>> fun.<br><br>As a
child in Chicago we always drove to the "doctor's<br>> houses" to see
the<br>decorated houses at Christmas. When I got this<br>> house I
decided mine would<br>be the decorated one. I love coming home<br>> to
Christmas lights. I used to do<br>the roof line and everything, but<br>>
when they put up the new gutters it made<br>it more difficult to get
up<br>> there, plus the roof was soft (got that replaced<br>this
summer), so I<br>> gave the lights away. I still do the porch, over
the<br>garage and the<br>> arbor though. I use the dusk timers so the
lights are on<br>when I<br>> arrive home from work.<br><br>How about you
all? anyone else decorate<br>> for the holidays? - oops!
just<br>remembered! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving,<br>> gotta call my
sister.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message -----<br>> <br>From:
"Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net><br>To:<br>>
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2003 9:46<br>>
PM<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] ?<br><br><br>> He was supposed to be done
in<br>> June?!?!... this is Oct!<br>><br>> Guessing this is your week
Kitty....<br>> the bulb sale was a success, the<br>> cabinets are ready,
and only a few<br>> things to print.<br>><br>> So are you decorating for
Halloween?<br>> Christmas? I am still trying to get<br>> my house clean,
and the yards<br>> ready for winter... and getting further<br>> behind
every<br>> week...<br>><br>> Donna<br>><br>> ><b<br>> <br>> r>> > Well,
I did do a little relaxing, Shimmy and I sat in the<br>> Adirondack<br>>
chair<br>> > and just took it easy for awhile,<br>> however......<br>> >
While setting up the bulb sale, my cabinet guy<br>> called and left
a<br>> message<br>> > that he'll be coming to start the<br>> work on
Wednesday. I've been pretty<br>> > much<br>> > ready for a long<br>>
time since the job was supposed to be done by the end<br>> of<br>>
><br>> June, but I still had to spend some time on that.

See, he'll be<br>><br>> hanging<br>> > my<br>> > old cabinets in the
garage, so that has to be<br>> prepared for him as<br>> well.<br>>
><br>> > Meanwhile, I sold more<br>> copies of my cross reference book
than I had in<br>> > stock<br>> > so I<br>> took orders. I have to print
3 more hard copies and make 3 more<br>><br>> CDs.<br>> > It takes about
3 hours to print one, and of course it can<br>> print while<br>> I
do<br>> > other things, but then I stop by and find<br>> it's out of
paper and I<br>> wonder<br>> > how<br>> > long it's been<br>> sitting
there blinking.<br>> ><br>> > Kitty<br>> ><br>> > ----- Original<br>>
Message -----<br>> > From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net><br>> >
To:<br>> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2003
3:48 PM<br>><br>> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] ?<br>> ><br>> ><br>> > > I am
glad your feet are<br>> not screaming at you Kitty...<br>> > ><br>> > >
Only one box of bulbs<br>> left... I would say that was a good sale! I
am<br>> > > sure it was your<br>> fancy labels that did it tho...:)<br>>
> ><br>> > > The mess can wait<br>> till.... Thinking you deserve to go
sit in the<br>> garden<br>> > ><br>> today and just relax!<br>> > ><br>>
> > Donna<br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> > ><br>> ><br>> > > > Feet are fine
today. I'd forgotten to remove the magnets<br>> as<br>> > >
suggested,<br>> > > > but<br>> > > > they seem to have<br>> helped. Or
maybe I was just getting used to<br>> being on<br>> > ><br>> my<br>> > >
> feet for long hours. Tomorrow it is back to the desk!<br>><br>> > > >
Bulb sale was successful, just one mixed box of tulips left<br>>
over<br>> and<br>> > > some<br>> > > > houseplants. Still have to
sort<br>> the mess out tod<br>> <br>> ay<br>> and put it all<br>> > >
away.<br>> > > ><br>> > > > Kitty<br>> > ><br>><br>> > ><br>><br>>
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