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!!
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