I'll have a blue Christmas without you I'll be so blue thinkin' about you Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree Won't mean a thing if you're not here with me
("Blue Christmas", Beach Boys)* Yes, I know it's the straggliest Christmas tree that anybody has ever seen. But it's the only one we ever put up that the cats don't have a field day tearing down. Even Charlie Brown's tree looked better.... But it's the spirit of Christmas that is sought rather than beauty sometimes. I'm going to try and get Blaine to set up the fireplace for use. And then get those long burning logs that are easy to clean up, rather than "real" wood. I remember that when I was with Brian over 12 years ago, before our divorce, we'd put up a big tree and order a cord of wood be delivered. Well, the cord of wood looked cool on the porch and the tree looked good----but the eventual clean-up was a hassle. And besides, when we divorced, Blaine gave me all the boxes of Christmas decorations---which are currently lodged in my mother's garage in Texas. I've been blue a lot lately. But I've decided to try and set the blues aside and be thankful for the friends I have in real life and the friends I have online---and seek out the spirit of Christmas..... * *
Good idea to seek out the true spirit of Christmas, and find joy when you can.
I find that December is often a very hard month. But it won't last.
This too shall pass!
I'm thankful for you Bo!
Yes, Bo. Don't forget your online friends, such as myself, who read your blog and feel your happinesses as well as your lows, experiencing them vicariously with you. We support you and you know we are always just an email away. And as soon as you put decorations on the tree, it will look great.
Thank you, kg and Linda. I am very thankful for you, my online friends! I always feel better when I hear from you guys. And Linda--you're not going to believe this but we aren't going to put any decorations on the tree because that is what draws the cats to play with the tree! So it's going to have to stay "nekkid"! (But at least it has lights, heh.)
Cute pic, Bo!
Glad to see you have the Christmas spirit. As one who's problems seem to be increasing, as coping skills decrease, I admire your attitude.
Thank you, Jenn!
I can definitely see the family resemblance with your sister! Thanks for posting the picture it is nice to put a face to the blog.
I don't have cats, but I do have kids to contend with. My baby is 18 months, and I'm not looking forward to trying to extricate him from the tree every 3 minutes. Still, I couldn't do without some glitter and sparkle in the house.
THank you, Karen! A lot of people say that my sister and I look a lot alike---but the only thing really different is that I'm 5'3" and she is 5'7"!
Anonymous---at least you can probably put things out of reach of your baby (maybe a tabletop tree?) But my stupid cats can get to things no matter high up they are. But they don't bother the tree if it has no dangly decorations, thus our poor little tree always just has the lights.
I never even got out tree out this year. We were originally going to have our family gathering at my oldest daughters so that she wouldn't have to be out & about if it was snowing or anything (had knee surgery the end of September), but then we ended up all of us at her sister-in-law's, who happens to be my age almost!
Well don't worry about it Cindy/KS---our tree was so small that I doubt anybody noticed it at all!
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