Christmas season is here! yipee! It's our favorite time of year here in the Huffman House! The tree is up, the garland is on the banister and the house smells of cinnamon. We made sausage balls as our first holiday treat! This year we will be doing an advent wreath as a family for the first time. We are looking forward to anticipating Christ's coming by starting this tradition in our home. My dear husband was educated in the "Kathi Huffman school of Christmas tree lighting" (well, maybe I should say indoctrinated-it's a stronger word and much more aptly describes my husband's level of commitment to proper Christmas tree lighting) As some of you may know, Kathi Huffman has by far the most beautiful trees outside of those Christmas stores at the beach. Well, actually more beautiful if you ask me-some of those can be a little tacky. Well anyway, Andy gets his passion for a blindingly beautiful tree naturally-he is truly Kathi's son. So per usual, our tree is gorgeous. But this comes at a price here in good ole Asia. You see, our power in our house is limited. We can only have about 2-3 appliances going at one time without tripping the breaker. It's part of our daily routine to flip the breaker back on at least once while I am drying my hair. We have learned though that the dryer is the power hoarder and if we turn it off I can successfully dry my entire head of hair without losing power.
Needless to say, our dryer has found it's rival in our tree which is home to about 1500 Christmas lights. It's so beautiful but we can do no laundry and have to sit in the cold (the heaters take the precious power too!) in order to enjoy our tree. Ok, well, I am exaggerating a little...I can turn on a couple heaters with the tree on. But anyway, you get the picture. Our tree, lovely as it is, is causing our laundry pile to get bigger and bigger! We are planning to get our breaker box "upgraded" so it will allow more power to flow into our house. Now I am sure anyone who knows anything about power (like my dad who is an electrician) knows its way more complicated than that...but that's all my brain can comprehend. All I know is that we are getting something changed that will allow me to wash the clothes and play Christmas music and gaze at my tree and be warm and update my blog and...well, maybe that's a lofty goal. I'll be happy with the dryer and the tree on at the same time. But bravo to Mr. Huffman for once again outdoing himself on the lighting! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
here is a pic of EG in front of the tree!