The tree of Christmas


deerSome idiot, forgot to turn off the weekday alarm and so it blasted into action at 5am school time. Idiot!

Oh wait, that would be me.

Oh well, mistakes do happen…

tree tin

The Christmas tree is in its place, its lights twinkling. Last year, I got the lights in quite a mess, so I delegated that role to Son, but I was solo in decorating the tree this year. I missed our daughters dreadfully.

Every year, we would mix cocktails, put on the Christmas carols and decorate to our hearts content. We relived the memories behind most of the decorations. Now, they have their own trees to decorate.

Next year, I shall entice Petite Fille to our house and we shall decorate the tree together. If she ever has siblings or cousins, I shall scoop them in to, and we shall have a trim the tree at Grandma and Grandpa’s House. Even if they can’t be with us on Christmas Day, that shall be our day with the babies, our grandchildren. Perhaps we will even make decorations for our tree. That will create new memories.

I have made it a children’s tree this year. The wedgwood blue jasper decorations have stayed in their box. There is not one decoration on our tree that little fingers can’t touch. A few teddy bears and pussy cats, Petite Fille’s favourite animals, may have earned extra places on the lower branches.






16 thoughts on “The tree of Christmas

  1. Welcome Christmas bring your cheer
    Cheer to all whos far and near
    Christmas Day is in our grasp
    So long as we have hands to clasp
    Christmas Day will always be
    Just as long as we have we
    Welcome Christmas while we stand
    Heart to heart and hand in hand


  2. gahh.. just had a similar experience at the movies. some idiot’s cellphone music player was going during the movie. turned out to be me. I don’t know how to turn it on, on purpose… I have zero idea how it self-activated, plus turned on volume (I always have volume set to silent). I’d still insanely embarrassed.


  3. I’m looking forward to the day Grandson and I can make Christmas decorations together. For now, I’ll have to be content with watching Christmas movies and eating cookies together (if his mother allows him—she refuses to let him have any sugary treats right now).


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