What color is your tree this year? Just asking. I remember one year Mother decided to go high-tech and she bought the ugliest silver tree. Really. It was made out of coiled metal (kinda like really tough curly tinsel). It came with a spinning wheel light that you sat on the floor and plugged in. As it rotated, it's four colored panels would make the tree look like red, or blue, or green, or gold. The only type of decorations you could put on it were glass balls. Yuck! I recall we used it for more than just a few times.
The first year we lived in this house, we decided we didn't have room for a tree. We had no kids so it wasn't that big of a deal if we set one up or not. But then I got thinking that I had ALWAYS had a tree at Christmas. So, a few days before the big event I bought one of the last decent looking trees around. Only it was flocked in pink. It was about four feet high and four feet across - - - you know, chunky. So you see, just like my mother, I can stray from the normal path and go hay-wire.
I have downsized on the number of ornaments I put on the tree. Mainly, because I know I will have to take them all off and pack them away. I'm not as ambitious as I was when I was younger. One year I was determined to use every ornament I had and really load the tree. Unfortunately, I did a little too much decorating on the side facing the room and had to literally anchor the tree to the wall to keep it from falling over. My Dan said they were not having a tree because they have two cats and the cats will demolish it, trying to climb up. (Do you suppose if they got a pink flocked tree that the flock stuff would keep the animals away? Just asking.)
Okay, counting today there are now 6 shopping days. I spoke in error in the last post.
NOTE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SOME GREAT LADIES WHO ALL CELEBRATED IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS. NINA, ZONNA, BETTY C. , SANDY, AUNT DONNA, AND THE ANNIVERSARY OF OUR LITTLE MA'S BIRTHDAY ON DECEMBER 11TH. MUST BE A GOOD TIME OF YEAR TO BE BORN 'CAUSE THEY'RE ALL SPECIAL PEOPLE.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL