So, today is the day to put up the tree. Ofcourse I haven't even put away the Fall Decor, but what the heh, I'll just totally trash the house and then put it back together after all the decorating is complete. First things first, get the Christmas coffee cups out of storage and start drinking that morning cup of joe out of a festive cup. That will surely get me in that holiday decorating mood. I don't know about you, but coffee tastes better when served in a great cup.
OK, after the coffee I brought the "new 700 light" tree in from the car, and set it up....way easy to do. The hardest part was finding the ends of the electric cords to plug them all in to light up all of those 700 lights. And then I had to practice the "bokeh" light shot.
Didn't I tell you it had lots of lights. YIPPEE!! Then the decorating began....drag up the bins from the basement and begin the transformation. It's almost like magic, taking each of those precious, collected over the years, ornaments out of their packaging and placing them on the tree. Each one bringing back memories. Along with the ornaments I also use the dried hydrangeas from my garden. Each year, I just snip them off the bush, bring them in the house and pop them on the tree. They are soft and pliable and easy to place on the tree. By the end of the season they have completely dried.
And ofcourse in the middle of all this mess and me without make-up or hair combed, sweat-pants the dress, Marti brings a good friend by to say hi. Haven't seen Sue in almost a year, so it was a delight to see her...just not sure I was a delight for her eyes.
How is your decorating?? Is it complete or are you still in the midst like I am?
Today is my son's wedding anniversary...one year of wedded bliss. Happy Anniversary to Lane and Nelly.
"Have fun...anything can change, without warning, and that's why I try not to take any of what's happened too seriously." ~ Donald Trump
Until next time....