Today was an exciting day for me. As for Dean, if he had his way, we’d not have a tree at all. He’s such a Grinch sometimes – or perhaps he’s a Scrooge – but I’ll talk more about that another day.
For now, though, I’m like a kid in a candy store with a $50 note and no adult supervision. I’m so excited is could almost – oops, too late – I just squealed.
Yes, that’s how excited I am and how much I love this time of year. But one step at a time. Today was all about the tree and finishing what I started yesterday.
It didn’t take as long as I thought it would – just a couple of hours – from finding something to use as a base, wrapping the base in appropriate paper (Christmas variety of course), placing the lights first, then a small amount of tinsel, all the baubles I have in my Christmas chest, and finally the ‘Star’ on top.
Alas, I broke our little star as I went to put it on the tree then had to spend some time trying to repair it. Though rather fiddly, a piece of twist tie did the trick, and up on top of the tree it went, the lights were then turned on and viola, our tree is complete for 2018.
I cannot remember how many years we’ve had that little star, but it’s been quite a few and breaking it was a little sad.
Dressing our little tree – all four feet of it – is always a wonderful way of invoking the Festive Spirit.
(There are 210 baubles on that tree.)
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