3 Dec 2007


The posts about my visit to the historical sites in Egypt are here today "THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS & HATSHEPSUT"

Robinella who hosts Fun Monday today wanted to safe us from any effort "In honor of exhaustion, color and self-love" she wants us to dig through our blog files and show our best effort !

Only the idea to go through 487 posts has exhausted me. How should I know what was my best ?? To safe my energy and in order to protect myself from overwork and preserve my health, I decided to write a new post to make the round number of 488 posts and propose to volonteers to read the 487 posts and tell me what was the best. I can publish it then again.

For Manic Monday the word "Ship" or "to ship" doesn't say me anything either during Christmas time. I don't go on a ship and celebrate Christmas there and I don't ship parcels either but .... I found something.

On saturday I wanted to start my Christmas decoration and for this purpose I sent Mr. Gattino to the basement to look for them packed in separated cartons for advent and house decoration and for the tree.

Grumbling something like "where is this @#'%$ stuff" he returned with a carton. I opened it .... It was the easter decoration ! You can imagine my surprise when instead of a nativity scene and angels I found Easter bunnies and eggs ! Suggesting him to open his eyes and look, I sent him down again. He disappeared with increased grumblings and finally returned with the right cartons. He dropped them on the floor and asked me where the Christmas tree was. I told him that we only need it in two weeks and not now, but he didn't remember where he had put it and I didn't either. We hadn't used anything last year because we went on holidays.

At this moment the harmonious and loving Christmas mood started. We argued who had put the tree away and where ! (since a few years we have an articficial one because of the cats) Of course he had put it away but he said that I had told him where to put it. We watched each other like bulls looking at a red cloth, I dropped my Christmas decoration and we went both like two stubborn elephants and with the same elegance to the basement.

Now Easter really started, that's why he had brought me the easter decoration carton probably ! We were looking for the tree like looking for an easter egg. After long and @|#%$ friendly arguing he finally found it behind the deepfreeze in the basement. Why behind the deepfreeze ? Of course he pretended that I had told him to put it there. For what ? To keep it fresh ? Anyway at least we knew now where it was. Satisfied we both climbed up the stairs and I could finally start with my decoration.

But to use the word ship I can only say that while busy with my decoration I just wanted to "ship" him to hell !

and here is the result :

cash advance
Reading level : Genius
Happy to announce to you that for the first time in my life I have a genius brain !


Unknown said...

Great MM Post!
My MM post this week involves cruising on the high seas.

peace, Villager

MaR said...

You are a good team!! you communicate with each other, put it that way :)
And the beautiful results are obvious, you have been busy decorating (and posting, I have to catch up!)
Love your Advent wreath, very practical to have those candles in small glass containers. Mine is tiny, you'll see it when you drop by for some coffee :) I use tree candles.

Shelia said...

The results of your efforts are absolutely beautiful! Happy MM!

Anonymous said...

wow, very beautiful and I'm sure Mr. Gattino didn't mind going back down those steps :) Great MM.

Anonymous said...

Great Christmas decorations... Can you come over to my house and help me decorate...please?

Happy MM!

Durward Discussion said...

Fun Post.

Gattina, if you send me the names of your relatives who emigrated to the U.S., I'll see if I can find the details for you. Need names and approximate year.

TopChamp said...

it really is pretty! How about this for ships at Christmas:

I saw 3 ships come sailing in,
on Christmas day, on Christmas day,
I saw 3 ships come sailing in,
on Christmas day in the morning.

I'm full of song today.... don't know what's wrong with me!

Merry MM x

Sandy said...

"we went both like two stubborn elephants and with the same elegance to the basement."

I LOVE this line! Laughed out loud, I did!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I almost get lost when I visit here. There's so many lovely things to look at.
First, thanks for the hint on signing in with BloggerBooger.
One Christmas my husband, now ex-husband wanted to go hunting. I begged him to put the tree up first so the girls and I could decorate all day. He did. As he pulled out of the driveway, it fell over.

Unknown said...

Congrats on your genius brain dearest...not part of this meme, but my book blog ranked high i\on the reading level too, which was nice.
Have a good Monday.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhhhh MYYYY! Sounds like you and Mr. Gattino have gotten the season of LOVE off to a BANG! LOL! Your decorations are nice though! I think I'm glad I'm not part of your Monday group -- NO WAY am I going back through 487 posts! LOL! I think the ones about your first Italian love though were classic!

Sandee said...

My husband hates it too. He grumbles, but does it. I just try to stay out of his way and work fast so the mess is cleaned up quickly. Have a great MM. :)

Tiggerlane said...

Gorgeous! And I have fond memories of that little device where the candles make the twirly thing go round on top - I'm sure there is a REAL name for it, but I remember my mothers...and loved it!

Marilyn said...

Well... the results were very nice.

ChrisB said...

Great little slide show. Also I like the joke about helping around the house~ I think my hubby was the model!!

Maribeth said...

Since it snowed all day (a foot of snow and it is still snowing!) I decorated. Candles in the window, a small tree put up with white lights, various Santas all over the place. Yes, it is looking like Christmas in our house at last! And outside, it's a winter wonderland!

karisma said...

Oh Gattina, that was funny! I was thinking though that you might as well keep the Easter ones on hand. These days the shops have the eggs out as soon as the Christmas tree comes down.

Anonymous said...

hee hee - the result is nice.

Our decorations are stored up above in the attic space. I do not go up there - so if my husband can't find the stuff, it is his own fault!

Dreaming What Ifs...

Dawn said...

Wow, such beautiful things. I love your header photo. I noticed the large plate item above the fireplace, how gorgeous. It sounds like you have fun with your friendly 'arguing'. Happy Fun Monday.

MaR said...

here again: yes, I said tree candles (those little Xmas-tree candles) and not 3, lol!

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Waaaaa.... I can't get the Linky to take my link. It took Reba's. That's not fair... waaaaaa.

Great post, Gattina.

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8

Reba @ Reba's Run