A Change of Heart

Posted by ZenMom Monday, December 14, 2009

You gotta love those hormonal rages.  The way they take over your very soul can be a tad unnerving.

But what really messes with my head even more is the way I can be a raving loon one second, and Miss Congeniality the next.

After yesterday's holiday bashing fest, I had a change of heart.  Or hormone levels.  Not quite sure which just yet.

But anyway...

I forgot how it goes with the Holiday Spirit.  You just can't force it.  For me at least, it comes upon you when you least expect it.

And that was yesterday.

After officially declaring my good cheer dead, I came downstairs to my family putting lights on the tree.  Cheesy Christmas music was blaring from our crummy stereo.  And everyone was smiling.

Yes, folks you got that right.  We had a miracle in the making, because I can't tell you the last time we had all six members of my family happy at the exact same moment.

Spirits were lifted and I found myself joining in on the fun.  Dancing, laughing...all while we put the finishing touches on our poor, Charlie Brown like tree.

And when we were done?  It was beautiful.  It gave our house a whole new look.  And attitude.

So I'm happy to report that today, Christmas is alive and well.

And Now For Something Completely Different....

We've been having some issues with our outside light displays -- especially the deer.  Yesterday we had some high winds and we noticed that some of our decorations had fallen over, including our sweet, animated doe.

No worries, we picked everything up and all was good.  Until I pulled into the driveway last night and noticed her lights were out from the neck up.  The result?  We have a beautiful buck gazing fondly at his headless mate.

The winds continue today.  And once again, as I pulled into my drive, there were the deer.  This time they were one on top of the other, getting frisky on our front lawn for all to see.  It wouldn't be so bad if they were not placed so close to the beautiful Nativity scene.

Whoops.  I'm hoping that's not an accurate depiction of the first Christmas.  So off I go to break up the loving couple and restore order to our home once again.

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  1. Christmas spirit is alive and well here too. Just put our tree up last night and my 3 1/2 year old and I are decorating it today. She is taking care of the bottom of the tree. Too cute! About those deer of yours, we just may see a photo of them on some other blog if you don't get them separated Lol!

  2. Our lawn decorations are super pathetic - not only are they of the inflatable variety, they are currently DEflated for some reason - not very holiday-y to say the least.

  3. I wish I could gaze lovingly at my headless mate...

  4. blueviolet Says:
  5. You're right about spirit. It just sneaks up on you when IT wants to.

    Deer doing the frisky risky? Not so much at Christmas time. I'm glad you put a stop to that!

  6. Susan Fobes Says:
  7. I'm glad you're feeling better today. You're right-depending on the day, the "spirit" comes and goes...

  8. Kmama Says:
  9. LOL at the deer on top of each other. That's hilarious!!

    I'm glad you found your Christmas spirit.

  10. That spirit always has to sneak up on me or it just does not come at all. I am just not naturally holidayish. I love that your deers get funky headless and all though. So funny!

    I am glad you found your Christmas cheer!

  11. Theta Mom Says:
  12. SO glad you found your Christmas spirit and that is my FAVORITE holiday movie!

  13. Want to see a photo of the mating Christmas deer!

  14. Anonymous Says:
  15. you have to be honest with how you feel..

    rest all falls in place..

    love your blog header..

  16. And you didn't take a photo of those deer??

    Sounds to me like you are off to a great holiday celebration in your house.


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