Monday, December 12, 2011

Yuletide Comes..

The Giant Tree

We held our Yule celebration over the weekend, friends came by for feasting, drinking, and good cheer. To decorate we went out to a local tree farm to get a $5.00 Douglas Fir. These trees were so cheap due to their being slated for clearing, as the farmer wants to replant these 5 acres in hops. Always a good thing in my beer loving mind. So, the Hubby wielding the mighty Husquavarna, laid low this fine tree, and we brought home. Not only did it provide the tree for inside our home, BUT the limbs were used to decorate the pole barn for the party. All for 5bucks. Not bad!
The gathering was awesome, Iam still culling pics to post, but today isn't so awesome.
My lower back degenerative disc/arthritis hell is flaring up..and I feel miserable. So Iam feeling bummed out today. Trying to not slip into the death spiral pity party of regret, but it isn't easy.
You see, my choice of career isn't helping my back, having an artsy job with no health insurance, or really, much of an income sucks. alot. At 46 Iam faced with starting over..but how?


Alison said...

awww glad to hear that your Yule celebration went well, and sorry to hear that your body is not being cooperative! Sometimes I feel like my warranty ran out sometime in the last year, having had so much medical-foo of my own, so I can relate, in a way. I know it doesn't help much for me to say that you are an amazing creative woman and will figure something out, even if that is the truth. I am sending good healing thoughts your way, and what brightness I can in these dark days of the year. Much love to you and Danny from Acorn Cottage

Anonymous said...

Great fun your Julfest...
Am happy to be one of the friends.

elizabethm said...

I am deeply impressed with your tree and such a huge one for so little money! Ours will be a four foot high home grown one which will be dig up and put in a pot, brought inside and then planted back out again. Sadly the only place for it is right by the woodburner so it might well not like it much!
So sorry to hear about your back. Could you teach what you currently do? Hope you feel better soon.