...but of course. Sometimes she makes it to the top of the tree and sometimes not. I always feel...guilty when she doesn't. I bought her about 25 years ago. A lady made from Palm Springs made her. She is so sweet!
I wanted to title my post "Thank God it's done!" But..on second thought..I decided that, perhaps, it wasn't exactly the thing to say. I admit to feeling that way though....
Please..oh please, do not think I am not grateful to even have a tree..and a large 55 year collection of ornaments, I have every ornament that I ever bought clear back to 1954! I am. I am terribly grateful...but...I kept thinking of all the work it was going to be to take it all down and put it ALL AWAY!
I make "ALL AWAY!" that size..because I guess I'm shouting it in my poor brain!
I had to sort of remind myself that I was having fun..and after all this was for my family. They will be here for Christmas morning brunch..and..it's for them. My daughter usually has Christmas at her home, but this year things are rough for her family for I am helping out by doing it here for her.
Ok..lets be honest for just one moment. Yes, the above is true..but..I wanted to be IN. You know, have a pretty tree on a post. I wanted to be like everyone else and show that I could decorate a tree.
(Oh, and it's "live" by the way!) I put up a dead tree one year..not dead, it was faux. Silk? That seems to sound better, but this year it went out on the front porch. I HAD to have the smell of real pine.
But..REAL PINE comes at a price. Needles..drying, watering daily, constant feeling of the little needles and panic setting in when it begins to show serious signs of drying.
It's happening (gradual drying) and there is 12 days to go until Christmas. Is it ok if I pray that it lives until Christmas?? :)
Polka dot ribbon was my thing this year. I bought rolls of it and it's all over the house.
Falalala la lala la la!