And under that post, you'll see Red Garnier's HOT-HOT HOLY SMOKIN' HOT new cover for I Take Thee, which is coming soon from Liquid Silver Books.
HELLO to Victoria Krain (who commented on the cartoon below) who we haven't seen for months and months and months -- her last blogpost was May 2007!! She recently gave birth to a gorgeous little girl, so we graciously excused her from the blog world, but now that she's back, we expect her blog to get up and running again!!
I can now answer this with some authority: A 7 foot tree has exactly 4 1/2 plastic grocery bags of needles.
How do I know this?
I took down my tree last week and every time I touched an ornament, the branch supporting it shed every single one of its sharp pointy leaves.
Because *SOMEONE neglected to water it since Christmas, and *SOMEONE forgot to close the heating vent behind the tree -- so for 2 weeks that poor little evergreen was blasted by warm air, sat in direct sunlight in the living room window, and thirsted.
And yes, the *SOMEONE was me *blush*
So that same *SOMEONE, after dragging out the naked tree, was left with a mountain of needles on the living room floor-- hardwood (thank GOD it wasn't carpet) -- to clean up. The cats thought it was hilarious -- like two kids jumping in leaves, those cats took running leaps through the mountain until it was scattered far and wide -- while I yelled, chased and swept as fast as I could.
The tree then sat on the side of the road waiting for pick-up. What the neighbors must have thought, I can't imagine. Their still-green trees, the occasional piece of tinsel shining in the sunlight, next to my brown heap of leafless twigs.
I may have to move.
I still have some Christmasy bits and bobs about - a few candle holders, some of the kid's artwork - that I MUST get to this week.
How about you? All un-decorated?
*but I will blame my hubby for reasons of self-preservation :)