We FINALLY have our Christmas tree up in the living room. As I’ve mentioned, we here in Tempe, AZ are still waiting for winter to arrive. So far we’ve had only two cold days with highs in the 60s, but otherwise all in the 70s and 80s. Most of the fresh Christmas trees we saw today were, well, not fresh. Brown and brittle from sitting in the heat for weeks, at the fourth store, we finally settled on a 6-foot Noble Fir. It’s so much smaller than what we usually buy, but it smells good and is cheery. We’ll only have space for about half our ornaments, however, I’m looking on the bright side—decorating and undecorating the tree will be so much easier this year!
I spent much of the day trying to photograph our sleeping cats wearing some feathery angel wings I found in the ornament box. The few times I caught Cosmo in a deep sleep, the pics were blurry. The younger cats were having none of it, but I’m still hopeful to catch one unaware at the kibble bowl! (It’s good to have a hobby.)
I hope Hubby doesn’t notice that I moved the ugly ornaments he hung at the FRONT of the tree and placed them in the back. Everyone knows the ONLY way to get rid of the ugly ornaments is to place them on the back of the tree, just near the tip of a very thin branch. Then when the cats or the vacuum jostle it to the floor and it’s broken, there’s really nobody to blame . . . and you’re free of one more ugly ornament! (Since most of them were gifts, it would be wrong to throw them away . . . or would it?)
Hubby has spent HOURS trying to fix our old strings of lights. Ohhh, if only I could channel that focus into looking into (and culling) old boxes of his mementos/text books/computer parts! I hate having so much unnecessary stuff in my home, but I’m the ONLY one who feels that way. It’s his house, too. And 99% of the time he is a very good room mate! I read a funny thing on the internet that went something like this:
Wife to a Friend over the phone: “I got your party invitation. Should I bring my weird room mate?”
Husband to Wife: “HEY!!! I heard that!!!”
(I love corny jokes.)
Weird Room mate and I (aka, Hubby) are being wined and dined tonight at F&D’s house, then the four of us will attend the Desert Botanical Garden Luminaria Night. Hubby and I have attended every year for at least 25 years. The garden paths are lined with luminarias, and there are various musical groups to encounter as you walk along, glass of cheer in hand. It’s quite magical.
Hoping you are feeling the magic of the holidays,