Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksmas!

Typically, I would never, and I mean NEVER, put up our Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.  I am a strict traditionalist that way. 

This year had to be different.

I had to put everything up early this year because we have several out-of-town trips coming up, plus I scheduled a ladies' group Christmas party at my house two days after we get back from a 5-day trip, so I have my plate more than full right now.  I am not yet done with the decorations--by a LONG shot--but I have come up with a few observations as I've been working.

Every single time I walk past the living room, this bear scares the Snickers out of me.  In my peripheral vision, he is Jack the Ripper, complete with axe and murderous intentions.

Bless my little carriage driver's arm.  I don't know if he got attacked by rabid squirrels in storage or what, but that amputation looks painful.  For some reason, a whole bunch of our decorations have got to make a visit to Dr. Hotglue Gun this year.

As is their tradition, the green-faced zombie children enjoy building a zombie snowman.  I think they sort of melted in storage or something.  Wow.

I tried to tell the people in the villages that letting a Wal-Mart Supercenter come in to their neighborhood was a bad idea.  Those villagers never listen.  I should've appealed to the green-faced zombies to write a petition.
Now look what's happened!

The Mom and Pop Grocery store has closed.

Might as well put some tiny shutters on those windows of the Clock Factory, too.

I question the accuracy of this guy:

When's the last time you saw a Wal-Mart greeter under the age of 70?  This guy doesn't even dye his hair!  I am calling a fake right now.

I will post some pictures later of the completed decorations.

By the way, how do you like my new layout?  I owe Rachel big time for her creativity and hard work!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

9 delightful comments:

Jill said...

Love, love, love the new layout. Rachel did an awesome job. I love your decorations and the bear would probably scare the bee-jeezy out of me too!

jasonS said...

This is too funny. Thanks for the smile... :)

Rachel said...

LOL - those zombie people are downright scary. Now I know what to get YOU for Christmas - non face-melted-off Village People! Maybe a fireman..and a policeman....and an indian.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love your new layout!!! Very pretty!

Love your decorating and your Walmart village. Very funny!!! I think so many people have decorated early this year! I'm planning on putting up the tree on Sunday! ENjoy your day!

Marie said...

Love the new look.
That's hilarious about the bear--only because it would scare me everytime too. LOL

Mama Hen said...

First of all, your new layout looks great. Love the colors! Rachel is wonderful to work with, isn't she?

I had no idea they made Walmarts for the Christmas Village. I loved your little signs.

Apron Senorita said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! I wanted to personally stop by to day to thank you for the wonderful words of wisdom we have shared through our blogs. You are an inspiration and a bright shinning light.

Decorate early, the coming of Jesus should be celebrated year round anyway!!

Yoli :)

jennifer said...

Your blog is pretty, your Christmas decorations are pretty... you are just special all the way around!

I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving.

Christen said...

Love your new blog layout, it's awesome! The WalMart in your Christmas Village is hilarious, I've never seen that before!