To Tree or Not to Tree?
A lot of people are going overboard with decorating this year. It makes sense, since most of us are doing less and trying to enjoy home more. But live trees are so expensive in Texas and we got rid of our artificial one last year.
I stopped by a local nursery to peek. As I wandered, my brain wandered.
"I refuse to spend 200 on a big tree when it's just the 2 of us! Maybe we can just do something little and cute. A Charlie Brown tree! We need to keep it simple and stress free."
But there was nothing simple and cheap. This 4 foot Fraser Fir was 80 bucks! The Lavender tree behind me was cute, but couldn't hold a thimble-sized ornament.
Keeping it Simple
I ended up leaving ing with a fluffy little live, Pine Norfolk, for 35-dollars. This year, I'm leaving the 3 huge boxes that hold all my favorite ornaments, in the upstairs closet.
I covered the plastic container in wrapping paper and Don put on some tiny lights. I put on a few tiny balls and I am happy as can be. I know. This is what old people do. But, I'm okay with that, this year.
I did go ahead and put a wreath on the door. And I growled and grumbled like I do every year, standing on the ladder and putting the lights and garland around the door.
But I did something a little different from other years. I used some plastic balls and a dead branch, that came down in a recent storm.
I stuffed the Charlie Brown tree/branch, in the mulch and I am the happiest person in the world.
I love this little Covid Christmas Tree!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
To find past posts, look below the "Archives" section, to find "Categories".