The Grinch that stole my heart.....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Star*, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Small confession family. The Star household hasn't put up a Christmas tree in years. We haven't hung lights, and about the only decorations, or rather the only semblance of Christmas I've had in nearly forever is our Christmas card list cards. It's not because I don't absolutely love Christmas and remember to keep it holy, and in my heart. Moreso because for some odd reason every year the more I drug out boxes, decorations, lights, packages, ornaments and went nearly haywire in the yard? The further DF slumped into oblivion until way after New Year.

    Now I'll admit to having my own black Christmas. Remember a few years ago, I think about four or so years - maybe I did or didn't post about it but the only thing that literally got me out of bed in three days over the Christmas break from the darkest depression ever known to me, was this board and the only thing that made me laugh was a certain post about a certain someone who may remain nameless should they choose =kicking a manger scene across their living room. For some odd reason, all I could picture was this woman kicking the donkey (hence the thought kicking *****), and once I started laughing at her expense I couldn't stop. It broke the curse as it were. I baked, I cooked, I even found a small tree and hung miniature things on it and left it up until Valentines Day. Somewhat disturbing to laugh at someones anger, but I'm fairly certain the tree went out the front door too, and trying to picture it all was about more than I could mentally grasp. I thank her every year. Thanks again.

    This year however was proving to be much the same with decorations and DF's slight resistance to commercialism of Christmas. The depression isn't as bad as it was in former years. Perhaps because at least one half of his body is not in agonizing pain due to knee replacement. He's peppier, jollier, actually see him wanting to fix things, and do things. It's been a bit of hope here like there hasn't been in ten years. He can hardly wait until the other knee is done so he feels good enough to walk with me in stores, and places we havent' been able to go in over ten years. Our life has been pretty much sedentary and work, home, grocery store home....couch, doctors, home. His tools have sat idle in the workshop for so long most have rusted. It's been very hard on him. I see why he's grumpy.
    I don't blame him either. At times I have felt sorry for myself, but try to get over it by keeping busy with other things and volunteering. Helps some, but coming home to your own house with no trimmings this time of year is a little hard when you have a storage container FULL to the brim of a household full of decorations waiting to be used.

    So this morning - imagine my surprise when he left for town to get some things at the market and came home calling me from the computer to the den. He said "Look what I found honey." and I nearly cringed because I kept thinking if we have to feed one more mouth? And in he came through the door with a real-live-Christmas tree! It's not huge, it's the kind I love and adore with small needles, about four feet high.....and absolutely beautiful. The Grinch stood there holding it with a heart melting smile too - Then he said "I ruin every Christmas for you, and you never ask for anything, I just thought this would make you so happy."

    It has......It's the most beautiful tree.....but the love behind it couldn't be larger, or more thoughtful.

    Sometimes even in Who-ville? There are surprises that stump me still. And now Pootie is running for her life thinking I'm going to strap a single Antler to her head and take a picture of her in front of the tree. Not happening. I can't run that fast. lol.

    Just wanted to share a seasonally good thing with all of you!
     
  2. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    And now you'll make a garland and ornaments out of all those cards, right?

    I think he deserves a big boardie group hug, too.
     
  3. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

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  4. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    First, I can't believe that you, Mrs. Claus, has not had a tree in THREE years!

    BIG HUGS to DF!! What a sweetheart!
     
  5. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Big group Christmas hug for all! That is so heartwarming. Your df is a sweetie.
     
  6. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Give DF a kiss from MN please. Very sweet.
     
  7. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I needed that chuckle and warm smile, Star! Thank you...and thank your 'Grinch' for me, please. I'm glad you can have a happy Christmas now....but I'd still like to see a photo of Pootie with the reindeer ears....
     
  8. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Aw, Geez... now I'm bawling my eyes out like a baby. :crying:
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    What a sweetie!
     
  10. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

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    How sweet of him! Give him a hug/kiss from me!
     
  11. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

  12. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    You give that big ol softy a huge hug and kiss from me.:forchristmas::santa:

    How sweet can you get?

    If it weren't for the grandkids there would probably be no xmas decor at my house this year. (other than the lovely xmas cards on the mantel) I'm finding it difficult to muster up the merry or the motivation. I'm going to give it a try again tomorrow. Seems shop therapy only works until I come home. phht.

    Are you sure you couldn't get at least one antler onto that baby's head???
     
  13. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    Love this post - love him for doing it and surprising you! Merry Christmas!
     
  14. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I'm loosing weight as we speak chasing around the uber camera shy Pootie.......When we get the tree up I'll try to take a picture, and if H.R.M. (her royal majesty) permits? One with antlers. SHE REALLY LOVES to take pictures (pft).

    I told him I shared this with the board and he said "I haven't seen you look like that in a long time darlin'....it was so good to see you like that again." I told him you all thought that it was very nice and he just shrugged and said he didn't think it was anything overboard...he just did it because he loves me very much.
     
  15. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    KEEPER!
    :bravo:
     
  16. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I'm afraid to ask what you have done to turn him into this. LOL!!

    But, yeah, I'd say you've gotten ahold of a keeper!
     
  17. FlowerGarden

    FlowerGarden Active Member

    Awwww! Such a wonderful, uplifting post. He is a keeper!
     
  18. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Tell Pootie the peeksure is for Chester. THAT should get her to sit still!
     
  19. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    LOL Stang...that well might be the motivation Pootie needs!
     
  20. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    All I have to do is say "AUNT BEKKKKKKKKEEEEEE" or "CHESTER" and all of a sudden I have an attentive, OMG am I going to Indiana NOW? Zoned in, precious pup.

    I will tell her CHester wants to see her in (HOLDS UP ANTLER) THIS........and see if she sits still. She loves him so.
     
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