Tonight, after the boys went to bed, Calista, Skip and I piled into our bed with some pillows, pop and popcorn and watch Wall-E. Calista and I had already seen it in the theatre, but Skip hadn’t seen it yet. It is such a cute movie! I love it.
Now Calista is in bed and we are working on cleaning the living room carpet in preparation for putting up our Christmas tree tomorrow! I hope it doens’t rain, as I’d like to get the outside lights put up, too.
Oh, so get this… earlier today, I had a message from the guy at the insurance company of the lady who crashed into our van. He told me that he hadn’t yet looked at the police report, but hoped to get to it today and he would be in touch with me when he had a chance. Continue reading
We got a Christmas tree today, and I didn’t have to pay more than $75 for it! Calista and I went out to Lowe’s today, because I had seen some 7.5′ pre-lit trees on their web site for $73.50. When we got there, they had ones that weren’t pre-lit (after the last tree became useless once some of the lights on it died, I decided I’d prefer to string the lights myself) for $99, but 25% off. Then, the cashier scanned some coupon he had at his register, and we got another $10 off, so after taxes, our tree was just $68 and some change! Hooray! We’ll probably set it up next weekend.
My other exciting news for tonight is that the boys SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT last night! And I spent the whole night in my own bed! They went to bed at 8 pm, fussed once around 11:30 pm but without any intervention fell back to sleep within 5 minutes or so, and never made another peep until 7 am. Oh how I hope this continues!
Up until now, I have not been looking forward to Christmas. For one, we are pretty poor right now, with medical bills we’ve been paying on, the loss of the van and everything else that’s come our way. Not that Christmas is about the “stuff,” mind you, but for me, the shopping and the giving is a lot of the fun.
Also, the top of our faux pre-lit tree burnt out last year, and though I tried for hours, I could not find the culprit bulb. The manufacturer did not offer a replacement top, so I gave it away to a woman who own a little boutique and would use it to decorate her store. That means we have no tree this year. Real isn’t really an option — I am allergic, the bunny will eat it and we’ll probably forget to water it and it would be dead before Christmas. Therefore, I need to buy a new Christmas tree. I think I am going to hit Home Depot’s Black Friday sale — they have a nice, 7-foot, pre-lit tree for $50!