Now that the flu is finally departing our home, our Christmas tree has found its place in the living room (although not yet decorated). The Mrs will be working on the decorations this week as I have done my part; putting together the four sections of the 12-foot beast. Although a tall tree like that may seem difficult to manage, this one comes together in a few minutes. The worst part is carrying the bag out from under my table in the office.
It was just a few years ago when, unbeknownst to us, a critter had found its way into our garage and made, not only our tree, but several large Santa dolls, its home for the winter. Needless to say, we had to put the tree, and everything around it, in the trash.
Thankfully, the Mrs is a great shopper. She was able to find a person selling pre-lit trees he’d purchased in bulk from The Home Depot after the prior year's Christmas for less than half of their retail price. We were able to pick up a 1000 light, 12-foot tree that all plugs together without effort for a great price making my job, a lot easier…
It’s not that I don’t want to help with decorating the tree, it’s just that the Mrs does such a great job and, truth be told, I don’t. I especially appreciate how she ties memories of the kids, family, and life together using ornaments. She has a real knack for decorating in general, and when it comes to Christmas, she excels (well, I’m not sure about the idea that's been floating around about some kind of gnome creature thing, but that’s another story).
This week, I’ll share some of those memories around the tree with you. I’ll be looking forward to getting it all put together because, at our house, the decorations usually stay up until Valentine’s Day… Maybe not that long, but… You know.
So, tonight as I’m writing this blog listening to my favorite Christmas oldies on Pandora, here’s to getting that tree up and kicking off the season. The Mrs and I wish you a safe, and blessed, Christmas season this year. Remember, you’re not alone and you’re loved…
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