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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Bloopers


Our not-so-old pre-lit tree decided it didn't want to be pre-lit!
After changing all the fuses, we ended up stringing lights
the old fashioned way.  But the top of the three
still wouldn't light!  Looks a little funny, doesn't it?
 Took us 3 days and 2 trips to the hardware
store to get it ready for ornaments.  Good grief!
Thankfully, the lights work all the way to the top now! ha.

I made a pan of pecan bars, a new recipe, that called for the
crust to be baked 20 minutes before pouring on the filling 
and pecans.  I peaked in the oven at 15 minutes and
it was already too brown! How was it supposed to
survive another 45 minutes in the oven while the
filling baked?  No way...the crust would have been
charcoal!  haha...or maybe that was supposed
to represent the lump of coal in your stocking?
 I dumped it out and started over.  Oh brother!

Have you had any Christmas bloopers yet?
Things happen in threes around here.
I'm still waiting for the third thing! ha.


40 comments:

  1. Well....one of the outdoor wreaths on the second floor front windows fell off....and it is still "resting" in the yard. Maybe Santa will pick it up? lol

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    1. It's the least he can do...he's going to be on the roof anyway! ha.

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  2. Want me to guess once more?
    What the third will be at your shore
    haha the tree at work we went to light up
    And it suffered a hiccup
    The wire from the flicker thing to the plug
    Was crushed like a bug
    Split in two
    So that was a blooper that came due

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    1. no guesses please
      yours actually happen to me!
      Guess it's a dark tree at work
      but that won't work.
      Did you have to go buy new
      oh what a fun thing for you to do!

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    2. Nope we just grabbed some old lights
      And went round and round taking flights
      Now the ones that shine are there
      As well as the broken ones(as they would not come off) but all are unaware

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    3. haha...that's how ours is here...
      the dead ones still hanging on, I fear. :)

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  3. My daughters told me today that I have to buy all new ornaments...
    The ones that we have had 4ever have to go...
    I like the ornaments...I even still have some that they made when they were kids...
    Geeesh...give me a break...
    What colour should I get??? hahaha...
    Is that a blooper???

    Oh well...nothing else yet!!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. my favorite ones are glass birds, pine cones and icicles.

      I love the kiddie ones but haven't put them on the tree in a few years. :)

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  4. Last year our tree randomly toppled over. No one was anywhere near the silly thing.

    So far, we've not had any bloopers this time around, but I will keep you posted if anything interesting happens.

    Your should be an exciting Christmas with a house full of rambunctious kittens celebrating their first holiday.

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    1. One year our tree fell over three times. A lot of vintage ornaments broke. I cried and threw something across the room. haha...so unlike me! It was a real tree and we thought the stand was the problem but it ended up that I was loading up the front with bulbs and leaving the back bare and the weight was making it fall. Sigh.

      The first night the kittens did manage to get a silver ball down and play soccer with it. :) But since then they haven't bothered it! I'm amazed!

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    2. Our last tree had its trunk cut at an angle leaving it standing on one toe, so to speak. We cut it off level and it stood for the rest of the holiday. You should have seen Oreo run when the thing fell over though. ha!

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    3. Oh, that's funny. One of our very first trees was crooked and we kept trimming the trunk and it ended up being a couple of feet shorter than when we brought it home! haha.

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  5. no bloopers yet. fingers crossed! haha

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    1. Oh good! They probably would have already happened, so you are safe! :)

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    2. I think there's still plenty of time, but nobody asked me. ;)

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  6. Sorry about the lights - they are the worst part of putting up the tree. I love your ornaments! They have an old feel and would look really nice on my tree.

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    1. I got most of them at TJ Maxx or Big Lots! I love the glass pinecones and birds! The silver balls are vintage...and from the thrift store or auction trash, of course! ha.

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  7. What would Christmas be without a few bloopers and laughts. You tree does look a little strange, I must admit. HaHa

    My blooper was taking my old artificial tree out of the box....fake pine needles EVERYWHERE...It's now in the trash!!!! Wonder if I will have two more!!!

    Really "toasted" pecan bars....that funny and sad!!

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    1. Yes, it really looked strange as night fell and the room was dark. haha. But all is well now!

      Your poor old tree. Now how old does a fake tree have to be before the leaves fall? haha...I better not tease you too much or that will happen to mine!

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  8. thats just an old wives tale , don't worry, the tree looks beautiful and the bars sound like ones I make, they are called Canadian butter tart bars and the crust shouldn't get to brown, but just a bit golden, you did right thing dumping them, they most likely would have been the charcoal for the stockings!

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    1. I'm wondering if there was a misprint on the recipe. I did them again shorter time and lower temp and they were much better! butter tart bars...yum...that name just sounds yummy!

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  9. sorry by the lights Im sure my are bad.Today I was looking the ornaments anf ate someones reslly pretty:) I made my Advent wreath with the four candles I bought green this year (hope) and add some gsrnish I think is pretty but nobody notice I put! ha!
    stillI dont find in the boxes with the door wreath.
    and Im making some cookies.
    your tree is georgeous and is so big Betsy!!
    look beautiful!":)

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    1. That happens to me here...I decorate something and nobody says anything! haha. I still need to do the mantel and then I think I'm done. Maybe I can get that done tomorrow!

      the tree looks better now that the lights work. lol...

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    2. of course the lights are really nice, look beautiful!!
      Why nobody notice our christmas garnish??LOL

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  10. Sounds like you are waiting for the shoe to fall on the other foot..LOL

    Around here things happen in fours and fives. Last night I was lying on the couch and all of a sudden I hear this loud crack. It was really loud and sounded like a large piece of glass cracking. Everyone was sleeping and at first I thought a burglar was in the house but I checked and no one was there, everyone else was sleeping. I had no idea what made the sound, then later on I went to put something in the sink and I saw that one of my plates had cracked in half. It had nothing on it and was sitting on a few other dishes. I am not sure what made it crack in half. And it is a Corelle plate by Corning Ware and is supposedly not supposed to break under most circumstances. I guess it was a rebel plate.

    The tree looks beautiful and I was just seeing the upper part lit in my imagination.

    God bless.

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    1. Well, now ...that sounds more like Halloween than Christmas! How very weird and kinda scary!

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  11. The tree looks nice in the picture, and I'm sure it's even better now with lights all the way up!

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  12. ha. we have christmas bloopers all the time...luckily no cats in the christmas tree this year yet...they are playing nice...glad the tree worked out for you

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    1. playing nice...so far! Just wait! haha.

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  13. very beautiful tree .
    Well worth the bloopers when it comes out nice in the end. :)

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    1. that is true...and the catastrophes weren't really too bad. ha.

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  14. No holiday bloopers yet, thank goodness, though my garage flooded in Saturday's storm, and I am still dealing with the messy aftermath of that.

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    1. Oh dear...what a pain! Ugh! Hope it's all back to normal very soon!

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  15. Very nice christmas tree....
    Enjoy christmas time !

    Pierre

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  16. Well, I think it looks beautiful. Our pre-lit tree had issues too this year...one giant strand out in the middle...tried everything. Then I tried to remove the broken lights...what a job! Hundreds of clips intertwined through the branches. Finally CUT the lights out...today I restring it. I'm not sure I would buy a pre-lit tree again.

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    1. the first few years were grand and I didn't miss the live prickly needles, stringing the lights, falling needles or the stick sap. haha. But this year it seemed to be as much work as a live one! Oh dear!

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