Sunday, December 14

Promises, Promises.........

Okay, I promised pictures of my Christmas trees but I have so much stuff to do and life things going on that my tree decorating is sporadic to say the least!! But finally, at 2:50 a.m. on Friday morn, I finished decorating my big tree in the living room. Ta da and here it is............


I took the photo at night and the lights don't really show although you can see there are lights by the reflection in the window. Our tree is 20 years old this year and it's loaded with about 300 ornaments that we either collected on trips, that I made or received as gifts and such. I love getting out each ornament and recalling the trip, or the person who gave me the ornament or the sentiment behind ones that I made. No gifts under the tree yet. Haven't had time to wrap anything yet. Busy with details for our library Christmas tea event (just finished 50 little bell ornaments as favors for each guest - more on that tomorrow), we went to a Christmas party last night and this afternoon we finally hung the garland on the front porch railing and took down the fall wreath and hung a Christmas wreath. It'll still be hanging at Valentines Day, I can guarantee it! Actually, I should clarify the "we finally hung" line because I was the one who hung the lights and garland and my husband added the extension cord. Then I told him that next year, he would not get off so easy and that if he has to start before Halloween, I want to see lights along the rim of the roof. He promised me there would be Christmas lights and we even had the builders put plugs in appropriate places for strands of lights. But promises sometimes get put off and I am the first one to admit that happens. We all get a second chance and thank goodness for that!!
Time now to get to bed as tomorrow is a busy day. I could use a day of just plain sleep and am thinking that one day during vacation, I will set aside a day for just that purpose! :-)
Sandi

8 comments:

pdudgeon said...

What a lovely tree,Sandi!
looks like you have a lot of good memories of Christmases past there.

W. Latane Barton said...

It's a beautiful tree. I know every time you look at it you remember times gone by, places you've been. Those are the best kind of trees.

Pat said...

What a pretty tree! I, too, have all kinds of ornaments from many years and love to see them each year. It is kind of like looking through a photo album...to remember where I got each of them or who gave them to me. Thanks for sharing your photo and can't wait to hear about these 50 items you made for the library Christmas party!

Nihal said...

A tree prettified by beautifully by a lady:)
I wonder how it could be if it could be in a man's hands;)
We -being women- should manage the world, this is my never-ending wish:)

Janie said...

Love your tree. I have post photos of mine also. I make it easy on myself it stays up all year. I also sent you a Money Order the other day.

Janie

Spanish Princess said...

What a lovely tree. I am finishing up the last of my homework now, so hopefully I'll get pics of ours posted soon.

annemarie said...

Absolutly beautiful tree - so beautifully decorated - I love it.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Beautiful tree, Sandi! We still have not decorated inside for Christmas. Last night we got power back after 3 days of no heat, water or electricity! Fun! No damage to the house but lost lots of big trees and probably the swing set too.

Anyway, back to catching up and getting a post ready for my site today.

MGM

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