Tuesday, December 16, 2008
O Christmas Tree--Part II
my ornaments are all special because they were either gifts or were made by family members.
this is the last year for this tree but the ornaments will remain.
next year i want me one of those fancy pre-lit ones that are full and bushy, no gaps. i think they might be easier to decorate.
doing the tree is hard work.
in my head i have a vision.
usually there's not much in common between that vision and the reality.
life is that way sometimes, no?
to be honest, there wasn't a great deal of thought in this year's decoration.
i just wanted it UP!
no gifts under the tree yet.
i want the grandchildren to enjoy looking at it.
it's a very hands-on tree.
and if there's gifts then it would be 'hands-off' wouldn't it?
and that's not fair to them.
only four more sleeps until jenny comes home for Christmas.
you didn't know i was the mother of snow white?
and i'm also the grandmother of these three little elves.
and one of them, guess which one, isn't that impressed with the big fella in red.
that should change by next year i'm sure.
and, that guy is the REAL Santa Claus that's for certain.
i wanted to sit on his lap when i saw him.
he made my heart melt.
and he looked right at me and waved his finger and said, ever so gently, with a wink,
"you be good now."
and you know what?
i think i just might be.