On my Friday night agenda was getting ribbons and decorations on the Christmas presents I had wrapped. The tree isn't finished for me until I have the presents under it.
I have this "thing" about the paper being coordinated. I found this ribbon three or four years ago and had to keep gathering paper to go with it. The photo doesn't do the ribbon justice, but it's an airbrushed look of purple in the middle, then blue on each side and silver on the edges. So, the paper is blue, purple, silver and white mixed. I really like it. I'll eventually get a photo with more packages and you'll be able to see the mix of it. I just took a quickie that got some of all the colors in it.
I'm so glad it's the weekend. I want to get a lot done around the house this weekend and also enjoy the tree a bit. It seems there's never enough time to enjoy it once it's done.
I also want to write some this weekend. I haven't worked on the novel any today. I'm close to being done with the writing. Then it is just a matter of doing some rewriting, editing and rearranging. So, I'm eager to have some time to focus on it.
Tonight I also added a Christmas tree to my front window. It's a tree that already has the lights on it that I got on clearance after Christmas last year. I always have a tree in there but it's usually a three or four foot one. This one is 6.5 feet. I'm going to try and decorate it sparsely, which is so not like me. But, I'm going to give it a try. We'll see how that goes.
As I was taking some present photos tonight I snapped a couple of ornament pix. I realized when I was looking at them on the computer that I had taken a photo of my newest ornament - this little clear plastic tree bought at Wal-mart for $1...
... and one of the very first ornaments I bought...
It's a clear glass ball with white and gold glitter added in places. I bought balls and bells of the same design. I've broken some over the years, but still have some. I remember the night I bought them - I was coming back to Kansas from a Kentucky Christmas visit and bought them along the way. (Yes, I know the pix aren't great - I just snapped them quickly with my little camera. They're not Greg's professional quality photos.)
This year I realized that I've been doing trees long enough that some of my ornaments have "history" in the sense that they're getting old. I'm not sure I like that. But, it just is. So, there you go.
I'd love to be able to say that back when I bought those I would have been out partying on a Friday night and not at home. But, alas, that would be a lie, an untruth, a deception. I've always been a homebody.
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Posted by Patsy Terrell at 2:09 AM