Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This TREE!

It was a frustrating season with my pre-lit Christmas tree.  At the most inopportune times a short in the lighting would cause one of the 3 strings of lights to go out.  In most cases, it was possible to revive the lights if you said Prayers and shook the tree gently.  If you forgot the Prayer part, it would not work at all.
In a moment of frustration, I told my sister Shell I would cut the baby Kevin and Bryan bears from the tree and toss the rest into the garbage.  She talked me out of it (thank you).  After removing the temporary strings of lights that acted as a band aid through Christmas and cutting the pre-lit lights from the tree with Cutco super-strength kitchen shears, the tree was ready to be put away till next year ...
... but a conversation with my cousin Kathy changed all that when she reminded me how much she liked to look at her tree (thank you).  I LOVE the way the lights change the entire mood in the room.  It inspires me to be more creative.  I LOVE baby KEV and BRY bears with their knitted scarves by Robin.  Why should I put it away? Through February this is a VALENTINE celebratory expression tree!
... with the bears and glass hearts and bleeding heart ornaments, and six little winter song birds, and a wooden watermelon slice to remind me that summer is coming.  In March it will be a St. Patrick's Day tree and then an Easter tree and a Beach tree in the summer and anything I want it to be tree whenever I want it to be.  In December Kev and Bry are in charge of determining what our Christmas tree will be.  

Life is too short ... do good things that you want!

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