Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas

I can’t believe Christmas is on Saturday. I’m so excited!

It seems I am more excited for Christmas this year than in the past. It is probably the combination of finally being healthy for the first time this month, having all my Christmas shopping done, and I’ve started supplementing with sunshine in a bottle (vitamin D). Take that cold weather!

This year, we added tinsel to the Christmas tree to honor the Good Cook’s husband. Read their beautiful story here

After reading her story, I thought my husband might get the same joy from throwing handfuls of tinsel on the tree. When I told him what I wanted to do, he was all for it.

Then I was faced with an unexpected problem, locating tinsel. I went into two local craft stores. When I asked where to find it, the high school girls behind the counter stared up at me wide-eyed and oblivious. One of them even said, “what’s tinsel”? SERIOUSLY? Luckily a seasoned woman in line spoke up and said “Try Lowes”. Thank you wise woman, Lowes was a success.

When it came time to adorn the tree, I began throwing fistfuls of tinsel on the tree. Husband, who I previously thought would enjoy this immensely, was instead displeased with my process. Turns out, he is a one strand on each branch kind of guy, like the good cook. We compromised to ensure that I didn’t have the clumps of tinsel still attached to one another before I threw them in wild abandonment at the tree.

I’m just going to say that I LOVE the tinsel on the tree.I think it is beautiful in that tacky, homemade, lots of love kinda way.  I think this may have to bee an ongoing tradition.

What do you think? Can you feel the LOVE! Thank you Linda for bringing this joy to our holiday.

I hope everyone has a safe, warm, joyful, Christmas full of family, love and LAUGHTER.

Merry Christmas


Mandy Terrett said...

You should have tinsled sammy!

The Good Cook said...

Thank you for honoring our story with your tinsel. I think your tree is beautiful!