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Saturday, December 11, 2010


Yes, I did get my tree up on time again this year! It was almost late, which I wouldn't have been happy about at all.

I had one day in which to get it done or it would have had to wait for a week or two. I was just very busy, on top of not feeling great and reeaaalllly sore from fibromyalgia. So I bit the bullet and got it finished in one afternoon, and I'm happy that I did.

It's a lot of work for an old hippie chick to decorate for Christmas but I love it, and this is the second reason I prefer having my tree up at the end of November / beginning of December: so that it's up for awhile before I have to take it all down again.

The first reason is almost the same; so that it's up for awhile..... because I love the pretty lights and things that are Christmas decorations. :-)

The appeal for Christmas, which makes it my favourite holiday of the year, is that it's time spent with family and friends, that there is a more loving and giving nature among most people (which I wish would last ALL year), and because it's so very lovely everywhere with twinkling lights and pretty decorations.

My sister Pammie got me started on pretty glass ornaments a few years back when she bought 2 for me for Christmas. I still only have a few kinds but I'm keeping my eyes peeled. And I bought an assortment of fabric ornaments a couple of years ago as well. I think they go nicely together to make an ecclectic but "go together" look.

There is nothing more relaxing than sitting by your tree at night when its lights are almost the only thing illuminating the room, and playing Christmas carols and hymns softly in the background.

I've even got my gifts bought or made, I've only one left to do and that is for a birthday present for another sister in the midst of the holiday season.

I've been busy! But it has been fun.

As well the annual Christmas get-togethers have already begun with friends, and in another couple of weeks it will be family time spent in front of our respective trees over a period of a week or so, and enjoying the companionship and laughter that goes along with that.

What's not to love about that? :-)

Love Jude


Blogger Orion said...

That tree is GORGEOUS!!

I'm afraid I don't have a lot of ornaments to hang on mine which gives it a nice natural' look - I'm totally jealous of your glass ornaments.

Just stunning.


12:22 PM, December 11, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Wow, thanks Jeff! :-) The glass ornaments shouldn't be overly hard to find, I just haven't looked for more since a couple of years ago when I bought another kind other than you see here.

I'd love to see a pic of your tree, I didn't know you put one up!

1:55 PM, December 11, 2010  
Blogger Jeremy Ryan said...

Looks good but it also looks like a lot of work. I know a lady that had a house so big she put up 4 trees each year. Way too much Christmas for me.

Here's hoping santa brings you what you want for Christmas!

8:14 PM, December 11, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

I've always said that I'd love to have room in my little house for 2 trees, just so I could do 2 different themes.

Hope your weekend is restful Jer, sending hugs!

8:34 PM, December 11, 2010  
Blogger Tracey said...

Your tree is beautiful as usual Jude! Now I know to keep an eye out for glass ornaments ;)

We were supposed to get a tree this weekend, but I think that got put on the back burner due to nasty weather =(

11:28 AM, December 12, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Aww damn, well I hope you get your tree soon Tracers! :-(

11:57 AM, December 12, 2010  
Blogger Janna said...

Beautiful tree, Sista J! I always look forward to seeing your Christmas pics :)

4:02 PM, December 12, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Thank you darling friend, we both just enjoyed each other's trees today! :-) Love you xoxox

5:25 PM, December 12, 2010  

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