Sunday, December 19, 2010

I'm getting there!!!!! decorating continues............

Well..................Like I said..................I'm getting there!

I was up at 5 this morning. I knew that I had a lot of work ahead of me if I wanted to get all the decorations up today.
It took me a while to wake up enough to get working.
I started with the bins of wreaths and garlands.

It took me four hours to "fluff up" three lengths of 18 foot garland, one length of 9 foot garland and four large wreaths which we hang outside on the windows.

I had green stuff all over the family room!
On the right in the picture below you will see a riding burro. My Uncle Manley gave it to me for Christmas 1962.

Bins full of decoration.

The lights work!!

Oh Ya!!

Last year I bought a pinata at the dollar store.  I copied some pics off the net and printed them and then cut them out and pasted them right over the existing pic on the pinata.

I decorated Honey, too!

The hat stayed on for approximately forty-five seconds. Just long enough to take some pictures.
She was NOT amused!  But I was!! LOL!

I have my little tree decorated in my living room and the big tree in the family room has only about a quarter of the decorations on it.
 But I have hit that proverbial wall! You see, as I unwrap each decoration and discover what is wrapped within the tissue paper, memories flood in and make me a bit melancholy as I recall who gave me the decoration, or what was happening in our lives when I bought the decoration. Many of them belonged to my Mom and Dad. My Mom always made Christmas magical. I miss them both all of the time, but I feel their absence keenly at Christmas time. So, I am going to get a goodnights sleep tonight and finish decorating the tree  and the rest of the house tomorrow.
Love and warm hugs, Laura

1 comment:

  1. Honey does not look impressed! Decorating for Christmas is a huge chore and I'm like you, I start unwrapping ornaments and I drift off to some other place, many years ago. It's so hard to stay focused (OCD)! I can't wait to see your tree all decorated ... it's a real beauty. Christmas is a time that we miss our loved ones who are no longer with us. I've been weepy all weekend, listening to old Christmas Carols and missing some of my own loved ones while I'm caught up in memories of them. Good LUCK today with your decorating!