We somehow ended up with two Christmas trees. Upon entering our home I feel like I've enter a Christmas village of multicolored faux trees. Yes, we have fake trees (plural). I overheard a woman declare in Target the other day that artificial trees " make her sick". I've never heard such disdain for fake plastic trees before.
I mean I get it. They are tacky. They are bad for the environment probably.
I'll have you know that I did not actually purchase either of these trees they were given to me. I may as well use them. The white one is decorated with finger puppets, a sock, and my daughter's ballet slippers. The green one has a "little tree" car air freshener on it to give it that natural pine smell that a real tree would emit. Because i'm classy like that. Maybe one christmas one year we will have a real tree. But not this year.
An ongoing situation in our house is that the kitchen is always a mess. We have also been enjoying pommagrante . I discovered a satisfying way to deseed the pommagrante. It involves cutting it in half and beating it with a wooden spoon to get all the seeds to fall into bowl.
Dr.Oz said pommagrante is a great antioxidant,superfood, fat burner. I pretty much do whatever Dr. Oz tells me to do.
Also, pommagrantes were $1.50 at Walmart super center making them one of the cheapest berry type fruits to purchase right now.
For advent I have been reading a youversion devo by the Good Morning Girls.
I've decided to abandon perpetuating the Santa Claus myth with my kids. I never told my daughter about Santa but she learned about him from television and the mall. Last year my daughter thought that Santa lived in Walmart.
I have found That Santa distracts and confuses the real meaning of Christmas ( AKA Jesus's birthday). I won't judge you if you do the Santa thing. I just find personally it doesn't work for us. We can't have it both ways it appears. so,given a choice I have to choose the real savior of the world over the fabricated character that perpetuates materialism. But no judgement. We are working on starting new traditions for Christmas.
My daughter saw a gingerbread house in the store and asked " can we make that for Jesus's Birthday?" Now that makes my heart happy.