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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

And Just Like That, It's The Christmas Season!


We ended our Thanksgiving weekend with getting the tree
up!  It was easier this year with this tree!  It came with
a storage bag and stays assembled in the garage during
the off season!  So putting up the tree was a matter of 
pulling it inside and unzipping the bag!  Yay! I tried to get
a boy or two to help with the decorations but nobody
was interested.  haha. 



 I'm always slow getting into 
the Christmas spirit....I mean, it's still fall outside!
Beautiful red leaves and cool but comfortable
temperatures!  We're finishing up pumpkin bars
and well, there are still pumpkins and gourds
on the front porch!


27 comments:

  1. That's cheating! The great fun is decorating the tree and getting the lights to work. It's like buying a microwavable ready made frozen Christmas dinner, which I do anyway!

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    1. Haha...oh, I've paid my dues dearly with trees of Christmas Past. :) Prickly live needles, tangled strings of lights, trees falling over and breaking vintage ornaments....you name it! Not many pleasant memories there...haha.

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    2. Prickly live needles, tangled strings of lights, etc., such fun! I don't decorate the house for Christmas now, living alone. I miss all that mess, because it brought out the worst in me. . . .

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    3. Is that a cat's tail I see in the second picture?

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    4. Yes, that is Jack up on the bird bath getting a drink!

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  2. Looks nice. I never put up my Christmas decorations, but I do have some.

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    1. I bet you have some cool vintage ones!

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    2. I have a four foot aluminum tree (with a color wheel) from the 1960s, for one thing...

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    3. Those are worth a lot of money these days. I've sold several in my etsy shop. With the wheel, they go for about $400!

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  3. I have the same situation with my tree. It is in the garage and will be pushed through the backdoor this weekend!

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  4. Beautiful!
    I'll be fighting with the prickly needles,tangled lights etc next week!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. haha...oh, but it will be beautiful! And it will smell wonderful, too! I do love a real tree!

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  5. We had real ones for years and used to chop down our own in the country when we lived in Quebec.
    Then, after we kids were about to leave the nest, we got different artificial ones. The first ones they made were truly complicated to put together. All kinds of pieces and jointed branches that never seemed to fit the "simple" instructions of A meets B, C meets D, etc. Some not-so-seasonal cussing was sometimes heard! :-)
    Yours looks pretty, sparkly, and easy! Let's hope the kitties leave it be...

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    1. We've had some of those intricate, complicated ones that almost steal the joy Christmas right out of you! hahaha....oh dear!

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  6. Hi Betsy - I think my SIL will have a traditional tree ... their sittingroom can take it ... and it always looks wonderful ... but yours here looks amazing and they do make life easy. I know it's not really Christmas yet - but all the lights are coming out and appearing and I think ... too early, but everyone seems to enjoy them. Glad you had a happy time - even if 'the boys' didn't help with the decorations ... have a good week - cheers Hilary

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    1. It feels to me, too, but I know I'm in the minority with items in the stores for months now!

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  7. The tree is lovely Betsy. I was just thinking this morning on our walk with Montik that we can feel the Autumn is getting to the end here. I am bit 'sad' as we were supposed to travel next week to my homeland where Christmas spirit is always so high but unfortunately little S felt sick and we won't be able to go before the New Year. So at least we started to decorate here and there the tree will be brought 2 weeks before Christmas as it will be alive. Happy day!!

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    1. Aw...poor Steve! I'm sorry he's sick! Maybe he would be well by next week? So sorry you can't go home until later! I'm sitting at my desk watching red leaves fall like snow in the breeze! Beautiful...but it's nearing the end!

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  8. That sounds like a plan
    One I'm a fan
    No muss, no fuss
    No reason to cuss
    No cleaning pine needles too
    A win all around at ones zoo

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    1. Who puts up Nana's tree?
      Would it be thee? :)

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  9. Looks good and you are much more organised than me this year. I think I shall get Peter to help me put up the tree next week when he comes . . . :)

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    1. It would be lots of fun to put up a tree with Peter! And I bet Rosa will enjoy those lights, too!

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  10. I keep my tree in an upstairs closet so I just get the hubs to help me lug it downstairs and decorate it.:)

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  11. Oh Lawd! It takes me a long time to get the spirit, too. I still do a live tree though. I went through a pre-lit tree phase for a few years and then the lights starting burning out and I just thought...the heck with it. If I'm going to put lights on, then it will be live. I do think your tree and others like it is beautiful. Is yours pre-lit?

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  12. When the kids were in high school they really didn't want to help with the tree but they did want it decorated. We started a game with them where they were required to put 20 ornaments on, each person, then we did the rest. The same happened when we took down the tree. Now that they are adults they love doing their own trees.

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