Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Mrs Jorth does Ebay

Well - good news on the health front. All the results came back, and everything appears to be a.o.k. She gave me some sleeping pills to help me sleep, which I don't really want to be taking, but I guess anything is better than the 3 hours of broken sleep I've been averaging for the last couple of months. If anybody has some ideas regarding achieving a good night's sleep, then don't be shy - pass them on! I'm all ears!

Rightio - onto the Christmas cheer. I scored a tree on Ebay! I'm not really a fan of the ye olde plastic tree, but the real ones in pots we bought kept dying on us, and I feel bad about the cut ones. Yet I didn't want to buy something brand new either, as it doesn't quite go with our plastic-free life. Yet I did so want for Grumbles to have the Christmas magic that comes with a tree, and the traditions a family can create that are associated with it (you know, like dancing around to Rosemary Clooney whilst hanging the decs, inbetween getting out the dustpan and brush to sweep up the ones that Grumbles dropped on the floor - note to self: no more clay decorations until she is old enough not to drop them). Sight - whever is a Christmas-loving environmentalist to do?

So one morning I was browsing away on Ebay, and I saw second hand trees for sale. Geeeeeez, how exciting does that bidding get? I think I gave myself RSI from the refresh clicking I was doing, but I was determined that nobody, but nobody, was taking my second-hand tree away from me!

So I'm pleased all around. We didn't cave in and buy a new plastic tree, and we've recycled (the person who sold us the tree said they were going to throw it away - gasp!). Hoorah!


  1. Yay for finding the perfect tree! BTW, I love your wrapping paper too, I love making paper, must get some more done now that I am free! :P

    I love lavender essential oil dotted on the temples and pillows to help bring on sleep, and a hot shower and hot drink before bed.

  2. We have a plastic tree. I don't like the idea of cutting down trees to have in the house and a good quality plastic tree should last us for many many years to come.

  3. Buying a second hand christmas tree is such a great idea. I do love the smell of a real Christmas tree, but you're right it is a bit wrong.

    I have gone through phases where I cant sleep properly and I find these all help: getting up early, no coffee or tea past 11.00am, cammomile tea before bed and some exercise during the day. I know you wont be into this but I find a hot bath before bed is really relaxing.

  4. I'm glad that the test results were good. Might you be iron deficient? I had to have an iron infusion last year & your symptoms sound similar.


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