A friend sent me this funny snowman graphic and I thought it was hilarious! I have felt as cold as this snowman this past day or so. It has been blustery cold here. When I went to bed last night my heat didn't kick on and I was unable to fall asleep. I did not know if I was out of oil or if the thermostat was broken. I thought perhaps the thermostat was broken because I put in oil just three or four weeks ago (or was it even less than that?). I was going to get oil again in January. I thought I had plenty of time left before I needed to put some in again. I didn't. It was 30 below wind chill factor last night. Both of the kitties were fighting to sleep in the bed with me, but refused to share. So I had kitties who were pacing all night and I was frozen and unbable to sleep. I did have one space heater, but it didn't do much. I was able to get oil, thank goodness, first thing in the morning, though. I am pretty upset that the landlord has not fixed the hole in my kitchen ceiling and I have talked to the inspector of housing to get it moving along. I believe I am losing too much heat from this problem. So it should be fixed in days or weeks...not months. It has been there since July!!!
I got a live Christmas tree today!!!...the first live one I have gotten in my life!!! Chelsea and I decorated it with the help of Krissy and John . We had a really good time. It reminded me of the times I would decorate Christmas trees in my childhood. Those are very, very fond memories for me! We always had artificial trees, but they were so beautiful and magical to me! I remember sitting and staring at our tree many Christmases and being in awe of it. I can remember many of the ornaments in detail.
Chelsea and I were talking the other day about Santa Claus and I told her that when she was a tiny tot to almost six years-old she did not believe in Santa Claus. Those were the years she lived with me and not her dad. She was astounded by this. I don't know how her dad got her to believe in Santa Claus after six years of not believing in him. Interesting. I had decided not to tell my kids that there was a Santa or Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy, etc. as I was never told there were any of these in my childhood and Chrismas and Easter were all very magical and wonderful still! I don't think it ruined my holidays one tiny bit. I also taught my kids that Christmas was Jesus' birthday and we made a cake for Him and set a place for Him at the table. Those traditions are now gone. Chelsea and I are going to make a cake this Christmas for Jesus! Yay! And we will set a place for Him at the table! So, Chelsea said that I WILL tell her children (or my granchildren) that there is a Santa Claus!! Hmm...what a dilemma!
Take care all and stay warm!!