Christmas Countdown: FIVE

We went and picked Aaron up Monday evening...he was able to make it home for Christmas, which we are very thankful for. I finally got a tree...we went with live this year. It's small... a Leyland cypress... and looks really good in our living room. We thought...well, we can leave it in the pot and use it again next year. Then we read the tag that came on the tree! Did you know that it can grow up to three feet a year! AND, I just read on Wiki that, and I quote:

It is poorly adapted to areas with hot summers, such as the southern half of the U.S.A., and in these areas becomes very prone to the disease cypress canker caused by the fungus Seridium cardinale. This causes extensive dieback and ultimately death of the tree.

Anybody want to come adopt a Leyland cypress after Christmas?

Gifts from Margie:

A new fun way to shop for friends!

1. Go to Google images and type in the screen name of somebody who leaves comments on your blog.

2. From the first page of images pick a Christmas gift for that person.

3. Do it for seven or more people.

For Margie, a new car.

For Marianne- a winter long vacation at the beach

For Allie - a trip to Europe

For Michele, a trip to an island away from everything...except books

For Mert- a vacation to the shore (I'm noticing a pattern here)

For Jacquie, a new puppy...isn't he cute?

And.. also swiped from Margie:


Mert said…
Well, thank you very much! I would love a trip to the shore, I miss The Bay Area :D
Heart of Rachel said…
Hi Judy. Wishing you a blessed Christmas with your loved ones. Take care!
Nice Friday! Even though this weeks feast isn't up, I have my Fridays post up! Come by and visit!
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