Sunday, December 07, 2008
Decorating for the Holidays
Behold the mighty tinsel tree!
It's Christmas time at my place and here is the Target beauty that signals the start of the festivities.
Back in the day, when my digs were larger, I had a full on pine tree, with all the smells and lush sights that come with it. There's nothing like that wonderful forest smell.
Nowadays, my small place is better suited to the tabletop variety. I put the cat on the table, so she could smell the tree and ornaments -- and we had a frank discussion about her not jumping up there to check it out on her own. Well, as much as you can have a frank discussion with a cat. So far, so good. I was the culprit who broke the first ornament this year. Harper has a perfect record.
Here she is lounging by the radiator and checking out me wrapping a growing pile of presents.
How do you guys decorate? Does your family have special oraments or decorations for Hanukkah or Christmas?
Btw, I can't wait for both holidays... My friend Jen is having her 3rd annual Hanukkah party and making the most delicious latkes in the world. Yum. And I know it's nice for her, with family far away, to gather her friends together and share her traditions and stories.
Are you excited yet? I think this whole country needs a little Christmas and Hanukkah now...
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