My husband is a huge, holiday fan. Jealous? You should be. Bill encouraged me to set up Christmas trees a week before Thanksgiving and this year, I caved and put up the living room Christmas tree. No ornaments on it. Just the naked tree standing in the living room. Curious to know why I left that poor tree bare?
Prelit Tree Trouble
Our prelit tree is ten or twelve years old. Three years ago the middle section of lights would not work no matter how many fuses and bulbs we changed. The solution was to wrap lights around that section. However, the top section also quit last year at the end of the holiday season. This year, I spent three hours cutting the attached light strands off of the tree. Now you know why I left a naked tree standing in the living room. Frugality is my middle name and throwing the tree out was not an option I could live with.
Thanksgiving Day was spent with my parents in St. James, MO. Bill and I parked on the couch after eating a marvelous meal with Mom, Dad, Brother Ed, Sister-in-law Amber, Daughter Ashley, and Grandson Ashton. Everyone brought a side dish to accompany Mom's beautifully roasted turkey and sage stuffing.
Let the Blogging Continue
Right after Thanksgiving my life became full of holiday related church and work activities. Plus, a respiratory illness kept me in bed every second that I wasn't at work, or church. However, I did manage to write a Thanksgiving acrostic poem and Thanksgiving food posts during November.
Creating themed Christmas trees is an activity that I enjoy very much. We have a seven foot tree and five, yes five, twenty to twenty-four inch trees.
1. Seven foot tree theme - red, white, and green
2. Small tree themes:
- One unlit, Snowman tree in blue, white, and silver
- Two lighted, Country/Classic trees in red, gold, silver, and green
- One unlit, Cookie Cutter tree with red and silver cookie cutters plus a natural wood, red, and green garland.
- One bare tree, sitting on top of my motorcycle travel bag.(I will be looking for motorcycle themed ornaments for it next year!)
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's Day!