well * it's done !
our tree has been bought and decorated. a real one as tradition will have it
- although I did toss up for a minute whether or not to go for fake this year.
So I sent the soul mate of to the local fruit market to find 'our tree' and thankfully he didn't come back with the tallest one this year.
Last year - we needed a fire truck ladder to put the star on the top.
as per usual he dragged it inside, dropping pine needles everywhere
and I ran around like a mad fool looking for the tub to put it in - why is it never in the place it should be?
then it is time to position the tree - here in our household - tradition has it that words are said that should not be said, * and lots of them!! usually terse words at that.
& tempers must be frayed
until ms*robyn feels like throwing in the whole Christmas towel.
why does the soul mate, make such a production out of the tree gathering every year?
so - the tree is up, tied to light fittings, window frames and cornices
so that it won't fall down even if we are hit by Cyclone Tracy and all is forgiven. And the tree is allowed to sit & settle.
time to decorate !
this tree is kinda like a memory & love tree -
decorations are either made by our children or have been bought for a specific reason or occasion.
Like the miniature antique camera that we bought the year my dad died - he loved photography. Or the stork with a baby bundle hanging from its mouth - the year ms*sophie was born. A golf ball for the soul mate - this is his passion and many more. Plus all those lovely home made ones that I shared with you.
On top of the tree is a paper mache type star - made by ms*sophie at preschool aged 4.
ahh the memories as each decoration is taken out of the box.
*I have bought each of my children a decoration each year that mean something to them
and when the son and ms*louisa were both married - I presented them with a box of their decorations to put onto their own tree -
which is why our tree is looking a little empty.....but I still love it !
because it is our tree