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25 December 2011 @ 09:35 am
Merry Christmas!!  
Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you guys all got what you wanted. I got some great stuff and actually got something off my wish list. Woo hoo. We had Christmas yesterday. Today will be a slow take it easy day. Perhaps we'll go to the park. I think I've got this whole Christmas Spirit thing nailed down now because I was more happy about Chris getting his gifts than me getting gifts. I'm still working on the card. I know you guys understand but the guilt is really getting to me. I'd say about 80% done. BUT guilt is a good motivator. I will work a little more on it today. Besides the darn post office is taking the 26th off because Christmas landed on a Sunday which is a day off anyway. ARG, I hate that. That means I may not get my plants til Tuesday or later.

Anyway, I had a very good day yesterday. Chris went off to see his family. Way too many people and way too many dogs from what I heard. I'm glad I was a Grinch and stayed home in my cave and enjoyed my alone time. We both had fun which is what's important. I got further in Skyrim's main quest which is cool because now I have new gnarly powers. Hehe.

Christmas tree 2011 day

Here is my tree in the day time. Now you can see its real colors. More pics behind the cut of the tree and ornaments in the day and gifts.

Christmas tree 2011 day lit

The tree lit up in the day. I'm wondering if I can buy individual small blubs in the colors I like and get rid of those white bulbs in the star? I'd rather they were all different colors.

Turquise glitter ball

Turquoise glitter ball.

Two turquoise icicles and red matte ball

I took this to show the two types of blue icicles I have. A metallic one and a glitter one.

Clear icicle

Oh and clear pearlecent icicles which are so hard to see. These are better on a green tree I guess. I use them anyway.

Metallic pleated turquoise ball

Pleated metallic ball. I like how the set I bought has different textures.

Metallic green ball day

Metallic green ball. That's my camera all distored and my hand.

Henrietta Christmas Nest

Henrietta's Christmas nest. Can't say no to her on Christmas. In fact I hear her calling now demanding to be let in for her daily egg.

Turquoise garland and lights

I finally got two blue garlands after all. In this photo they look very dark but actually they are a bright blue. They're for the tree next year but since the tree was already done I put them around the lights over our entrance and our DVD collection. You might recognize this is where I had the ghost lights for Halloween. It's a festive thing to come home to.

Christmas Presents 2011


Christmas Loot 2011

On the left Christ got his very own camera from me. A little Nikon since he mentioned ages ago he wanted a simple point and shoot for his job. He used it yesterday for the Christmas party. He also got new Classical Guitar strings. I got a Video Racer toy car. I didn't want it because it's a car but because now I can finally make that pigeon cam. It's small and light enough to go on a pigeon tummy. I have some pretty huge pigeons I can use. I just need to build a harness now. I'm also going to have to put my address and number on it in case they drop it. Lowe's gift car. YEs that was on my list! A cute macaw plush from silvolf and an awesome Christmas ornament with my budgie Phage on it from actipton80.

Macaw Plush

Close up of the macaw toy. I like it!

Phage Budgie Boy Christmas Ornament

actipton, I LOVE this!! I had a feeling it was something for the tree since you wanted me to open it early. I can still use this since I leave the tree up through the 1st. I was thrilled and I LOVED the cute drawings of the Peeps as my birds and Bonsai and the gourd hee hee. That was a nice touch. Cute descriptions. What was the molecule?

We went out to my old neighborhood and filmed the lights on the houses. That was fun. I'll have to make a video on youtube about that. There were some pretty houses.
Then we watched Gremlins last night since it is a cool dark Christmas movie. I'm loving all the Peppermint Mocha all the coffee places have right now.
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
draconisthanos: relaxeddraconisthanos on December 25th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
It was a great Christmas Eve!! I am glad I went to my family's Chrismas party but you would have been too stressed to have any fun. I was so happy to take my own pics of the party with my very own camera! Thanks baby!

Today will be a nice day for sure.

I enjoyed those "powers" from Skyrim's main quest too. hehe

The tree looks great. It is always so nice to come home and see all the decorating you did!

Merry Christmas to ALL of you!!
Des: Tropical Christmasthagirion on December 25th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
I loved it too. I'm glad we both had fun. Don't you just love that feeling of your very own camera? I'm glad I could do that for you.

I'm looking forward to the next mission. If it's what I think it is I can get back to the war storyline.

This is the best the place has looked for Christmas.
earthmother45earthmother45 on December 25th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Your home is beautiful, Des, and I wouldn't have expected anything less!

Since I don't decorate anymore for Christmas, or do much of anything really, I love looking at other people's stuff. Your home is so Christmasy, the way it should for two such "young at heart" kids as you are! The tree is gorgeous!

So neat that you got Chris a camera of his own. And I'm with you about staying home in your own little space instead of going out into all the noise and excitement.

The pigeon cam sounds very interesting. You mean you will strap it to one of your birds with a harness and it will take videos while it is flying? Wow!

Merry Christmas to both you and Chris from me and Pete. I hope you have a wonderful and restful day together.
Des: Christmas Palm Treethagirion on December 25th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you like my decorations. It's not going all out but enough to show that we love Christmas. You'll like the videos once I get them up.

We'll never grow up. :D

Yes, he was so happy. It will be fun to see if he puts any plumbing photos on his Flickr.

Yes, that's the plan. I've had this idea since I had pigeons. I've always wanted to strap on a tummy cam and then film what they see when they fly. I think this little car can film up to 25 minutes. I'd love to find out how far I can take one and let him fly home? Perhaps as far as 20 miles which would be Tampa for me. I'm excited but I need to build that harness first.

Yes Merry Christmas to you and Pete too from the both of us.
actipton80actipton80 on December 25th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
I love your tree. I like the colors. You might be able to get little light replacement bulbs for your star. I've seen them at Lowe's and possibly also Wal-Mart. If there are lots of people and dogs at Christmas parties, I just ignore the people and play with the dogs. Most dogs like me so that isn't a problem.

That macaw plush is cute. I didn't get any plushes this year.

The molecule is just a random thing I put on there. That ornament was hard to make since I had to draw with a sharpie and color it with paints. I prefer pencils because I usually make mistakes.

I put up a video of my Christmas tree yesterday. The nativity gourd was featured.
Des: Christmas Budgie Ballthagirion on December 25th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yeah, I need to pull one out and take it with me to the stores and see which ones match. Not all small blubs are the same. Some are round and some are flat. Usually I prefer dogs over people too unless they are hyper dogs. I hate dog kisses. I don't want to be licked anywhere especially in the face. Gross. Chris's mom has a very hyper toy dog. I can't stand barky jumpy dogs that get overly excited. Few dogs are calm, aloof and well basically have the same traits I do. If I get a dog I'd like one that's like that and is just happy to be in the room with me and enjoy each others' presence without all the hugs and kisses.

It's very cute. Silvolf picked out a nice gift for me.

Ok, it was cute though. I have a 3D picture of a caffein molecule somewhere on my computer. It's really complex.

Ok, I haven't been online much. I got on late last night since I was doing stuff all day. I'll be glad to watch your video.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Christmassilvolf on December 25th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmas! Your house looks so festive and I love your tree! Glad you like the macaw ^^
Des: Scarlet Macawthagirion on December 27th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas. Thanks. It's the most ornaments it's had. Yeah he's very cute.
sike_saner on December 26th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas! The tree looks nice and colorful, and that macaw plush is adorable.
Desthagirion on December 27th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas. Thanks. The tree is finally coming along. Yeah he's a cute plushy.
Cheezey: Bushy Ho Ho Hocheezey on December 26th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
That's adorable how Henrietta nests next to your tree. Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas. Your tree looks lovely.
Des: Tropical Christmasthagirion on December 27th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
During her molt she was quiet and didn't need to come in. Now she's demanding again hehe. Thanks.
kabuldurkabuldur on December 28th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
Your Christmas tree is lovely. I understand about the too many people thing. We didn't have too many this year, and it was nice and laid back. It was good to catch up on family news. That's funny that we BOTH have chooks under our Christmas trees!

Watching Gremlins is a cool choice of movie :) Peppermint Mocha sounds so yummy. There was a fair bit of coffee drinking going on in my daughter's place - it goes so well with chocolate!

The camera on the budgie's tummy is a wonderful idea, and I hope you get some col videos when you build the harness.

And yay that you finally got some blue garlands!
Des: Christmas Tree Bluethagirion on December 28th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
I saw you pics and am glad you had a good Christmas too.

Yeah, it was different to watch Gremlins as it came out as a summer movie but was set during Christmas. I loved all the coffee this year it was good.

I'm still waiting for more stuff to come in the mail so I can't wait to build it.

I think I have almost everything for the tree now.