Saturday, December 13, 2008
Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree
Here is our tree for this year. We didn't put on all of our ornaments because after 31 years there are just too many. I also thought it would save time taking it all down. I should be wrapping gifts to put under it but instead I am sitting on the computer trying to journal some memories. I thought of some reasons why it is so hard to get into the spirit of Christmas for me and wanted to try and write them out. I decided while my husband and I were putting the tree all together what my analogy of it is. Getting out all of the decorations and putting them out is too EMOTIONAL! That is why it is so hard for me to get in gear. It is like seeing your life flash before your eyes, or a near-death experience. Well, that is a bit of an exaggeration but just trying to make a point. Every ornament brings back a memory. My childrens little school ornaments. Their Godmother's ornaments to them. Our first years together. Too Much! All that and just the experience of Christmas songs that deepen my faith. My appreciation for Jesus and the messages he left for us to live our lives by. His sufferings so that we could be forgiven for our daily sins. I had always thought that my blogs would never be about my religious views or politics because those subjects can just lead to too much debate, and I don't feel like going there. But I am starting to relax with that somewhat because, one I don't have a large reader audience and two I really would prefer to have a blog that is about my memories and daily thoughts and activities. I used to keep a written journal for many years of just that. With blogging you can add pictures and it is just so much more fun. I don't mind sharing my thoughts with the public, and for the most part I have never really had any negative comments left here. That being said, I will add one more little memory I had today. The first year that Bob and I were married we had a cat named Ricky that my boss gave me. He was all white and had one green eye and one blue eye. We later got him a friend. A large cat that we named Lucy. They used to have fun wrestling in the floor and of course the larger cat Lucy always won the battle. I used to decorate the tree with the shiny tinsel, and we didn't catch Ricky eating it, that I remember but we did notice some tinsel coming out of his butt and him trying to chase it in circles. That is when we assumed he must be eating it, and so that was the last year for the tinsel. Now our dog, Clifford just tries to bury bones or whatever he can find to bury under the skirt. When you get older it is hard to climb under there and straighten it all out. Better go get to the gift wrapping so that I have something to hold down the skirt, from future bone burying.