Day 3–O Tannenbaum!

As I am in the throes of decorating the tree, I give you a previous post on what the tree means to me: When I talk passionately and effusively about my Christmas tree, my friends all smile and nod indulgently.  They too have beautiful trees, beautifully decorated and beautifully lit.  It’s true, they do. But my…

Christmas Top Ten

My Christmas Top Ten: When the boys were young… 1. Not Christmas overdone–Christmas everywhere!  Every little thing is a celebration.  Every store, every streetlamp, every neighborhood, every everywhere, there are lights and decorations. 2. Holiday spirit overflows as people have an excuse to detonate decorating bombs in their yards.  Each house has more lights than…

My personal Tannenbaum

This year’s tree: The top is waiting for husband to get home from Vietnam (on a OneSight mission). He has two jobs: picking out the tree and putting the star on the top.  When he gets home, we’ll be waiting. I have waxed nostalgic about my Christmas tree before (December 2013): I have a tree…

Christmas Tree

When I talk passionately and effusively about my Christmas tree, my friends all smile and nod indulgently.  They too have beautiful trees, beautifully decorated and beautifully lit.  It’s true, they do. But my tree is more to me.  It’s existence is essential, and it is unequal to anything else I do.  If I have no visitors, if in the…