Yesterday, I found out that my joke was not such a joke after all - the Washington Post in their original obituary of Elizabeth Edwards referred to her weight several times. The original obituary has since been (thankfully) edited, but here is the blog that brought my attention to this whole disgusting situation.
How sad is it that this woman could not even have the dignity of her death left intact with an obituary that her children would cherish.
I am outraged.
I just LOVED the comments on this week's Tuesday Ten! Thank you so much for sharing your holiday memories with me. A couple of you have also commented that my sharing is putting some spirit in your Christmas, so I'm happy for that. If you haven't guessed yet, Christmas is my favorite holiday.
Therefore, in continuing effort to spread the cheer, here are today's Holiday Extravaganza Photos!
Miz, because of your comment, this photo is for you. I wanted to give you the tree and lights you always wanted. You have an honorary Hanukkah Tree in Connecticut. This year when my office put up the tree a decision was made to change the color scheme and the ornaments (they've been burgundy and gold for years). The first words out of my mouth when I walked downstairs and saw it was, "We have a Hanukkah Tree! Ron would be so proud!" (Ron was my boss who passed last year... he had many, many Jewish friends and always made me go out and find blue paper for the gifts he chose to give them during the holiday season.) Enjoy!
I thought you might like to see some of the other decorations around my home... and believe it or not, I used restraint this year!
As I was walking around the house taking photos of things, I realized I tend to put all my Santas in one place, all my nativities or religious stuff in another. I wonder why I do that? Like Santa can't be near Baby Jesus!
But I have this one piece that I always put somewhere alone... because it sort of messes up my plan of keeping secular Christmas away from holy Christmas...