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renniekins
O Christmas Tree
I've (more-or-less) started decorating my house for Christmas. I bought a tree way back on sunday, but it sat in my backyard until yesterday. Last night I wrestled the thing into my house and, with much struggle, I set it up in the livingroom. By the time I was through I was covered in tree-sap and needle-holes, but the tree was neatly erected on my coffee table in front of the window. It's a small spruce, just around 5 feet tall (much like me).

After setting it up and sweeping up the dropped needles, I left it there and took a shower. C came over and helped me put lights on it late last night. When I first put it up, it looked totally out of place. A naked evergreen, in the middle of a livingroom? Weird. But now it has wrapped gifts underneath and colored lights. It has turned into a Christmas tree, and a right pretty one at that.

Tonight C is planning on coming over again, and we'll actually put ornaments on it. Last night I was way too exhausted to do so, but I wanted the lights on, because I love Christmas lights in a dark room. Decorating is going better than it did last year, not as hard, which is good....there's too much I like about Christmas to not try to start enjoying it again.

This morning I got up and had tea and baklava (why, what do you eat for breakfast?) in the livingroom, with nothing but the Christmas tree lights on, and it was beautiful. It will look even better once I put some ornaments on!
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bighoward From: bighoward Date: December 20th, 2002 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to see you sitting there with nothing but Xmas lights on. Would you like me to come out and put the ornaments on ?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 20th, 2002 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like fun!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 27th, 2002 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re:

Well, now you got to see me with (almost) nothing but Xmas lights on....
bighoward From: bighoward Date: December 27th, 2002 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re:

I like it except for that giant sizehandkerchief you're wearing!
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: December 20th, 2002 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a small spruce, just around 5 feet tall (much like me).

You are a tree now?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 20th, 2002 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
When I was a child, one of my favorite jokes was to strike a "tree-like" pose and say dramatically, "Ask me if I'm a tree!"

When the person would ask "Are you a tree?", I would discard the pose, look at the person as though they were totally nuts, and say "No!"

It's funnier visually. But maybe just to me.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: December 20th, 2002 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i just had a flashback to Mr. Young's classroom at BHS
you, me, stine, deb and god-knows-who else all running in and asking that very question
*shakes head*
it's not just you (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 20th, 2002 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)

ahahahahahaha!!! I remember that too now! Too funny!
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: December 21st, 2002 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
*feels totally nuts*
ktlove3 From: ktlove3 Date: December 20th, 2002 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)
hey rennie!

i'm glad you're decorating this year. i think it is healthy to move on, and i know it is hard. much love and well wishes,

katherine
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 20th, 2002 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks muchly.

Hey, if we don't talk...have a very merry Christmas and all that good stuff!
ktlove3 From: ktlove3 Date: December 20th, 2002 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

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yay! thanks! you too!

and behave yourself...

haha
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: December 20th, 2002 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)

baklava

You eat baklava for breakfast because you eat cereal for dinner.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 20th, 2002 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: baklava

Yes, perhaps that explains it!
mrdisco99 From: mrdisco99 Date: December 20th, 2002 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Seems like this whole year was a big improvement over last year. I'm glad to see that.

It was for me, too.

renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 23rd, 2002 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm happy for both of us. *hug*

Merry Christmas!
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