Monday, December 29, 2008

Dismantling Christmas

So the Martha Stewart pics of our Christmas have been posted. You know the ones...carefully composed shots making sure there are no piles of junk in the background. Dirty socks and shoes are tossed to the side and the pictures taken in the kitchen have no dirty dishes in them.

Now it's time to dismantle Christmas. The decorations that were so carefully put up are now being thrown in boxes to be put away until next year. Driven by the overwhelming desire to "get everything back to normal." Even though the word 'normal' is a misnomer. One day I will tell you about my 'normal' ex-life and why I chose to be an orphan.

The pictures that don't usually make it into the scrapbooks and blogs can be seen below.

When Shrinky Dinks go wrong.

The good thing about the Snoopy scene being permanently baked onto my toaster oven sheet is that I can feel the joy of the Christmas Season, year round with every piece of toast.


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Bon Don said...

That's cute! At least it's centered!

i am feathermaye said...

Love the shrinky dink picture. That's a lot like my Hershey's Kisses vs. Rolos melt-off. Sometimes there are just no winners. :)

Daughter said...

At least it wasn't an image of Jesus.

BusyDad said...

Hahaha! I love the permanent Xmas cheer. We wish you a merry breakfast, we wish you a merry breakfast... Do they STILL make shrinky dinks?? Those were like my favorite thing as a kid. I have to find some now. I used to make superhero necklaces with mine. Happy New Year to you!

Twisted Lisa said...

I love shrinky dinks too! I found them a few years ago when my boys were younger. You can get the plastic sheets at Michaels or other similar hobby shops.
Here is the Shrinky Dink Website

Legal Diva said...

At least it was Snoopy and not some horrid pokemon character or something.

Oh yea.... and I am coming to steal your flashlight. That is THE coolest thing. I really really need one. Right. Now.

coreymom40 said...

shrinky dinks, ahhhh, I used to do these. It was so much fun. My son "might" like it, but then again.