Tree-ed Off

Here we are in the home stretch. Hope your tree is decorated, your cookies are frosted, and the gifts are wrapped as best they can be. In our house we have forgone the bows due to the presence of the new kitten. So far he has been ignoring the tree, but who knows if we will make it through the season with it intact.

I have also entered the caramel eating season. I have made these the last couple of years, and they are so good, I have to really pace myself to keep me from going and sitting in the corner and eating the whole tray. Good thing I have to put together some goodie baskets for the neighbors. Just so I am not alone in my binging, here is a link to the recipe. It’s easy, and oh, so good.

We have a few more photos to give you one last Christmas giggle or two.

If you can’t decide what color your tree should be, might I suggest a rainbow of them:

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why you might need a yellow one, other than the obvious reason of having it pre-visited by a dog. Sorry about that one—too easy. I almost succumbed to the blue and orange ones, and then they could be Bronco trees, but no amount of fan encouragement is going to make their season better this year, so maybe just the purple one, add big googly eyeballs and call it the Purple People Eater tree. Now I wish I had bought that one. Don’t you just hate it when you come up with a grand idea or comeback, after the situation has passed? No one else needed a rainbow pride of trees, so there they stayed.

I know we have featured these before, and here is yet another one:

I am always stunned by the sheer volume of safety pins required for these, and how often they are in pristine condition. Not even a speck of dust. Of course, someone would have had to put it out at some point in its existence for it to get dusty, and we all know that didn’t happen. Went from Grandma’s work desk, to a wrapped package to the bottom of the Christmas box in record time, till it was time to move, and on to the thrift store we go.

Of course I would take the safety pin tree over this any day:

I have no idea where they were going with this, but it seems they should have stopped about three craft items earlier. I don’t know what is with the nylon filament, unless they were trying to replicate one of these lamps. The gold tinselly stuff seems superfluous too. I think if it were a perfect world, that mannequin’s foot would lash out and give it a good swift kick across the store.

What happens when you start off with a perfectly good trio and then one of your members decides to do a solo act?

You just get depressed is what. At least that is what I think is going on. Either that or they are contemplating their sins after they were lost in the desert and had to resort to eating Melchior. Hey, I am from Colorado where we celebrate our famous cannibal. Don’t you think these fellas, as decorations, are missing a whole lot of Christmas Cheer? Even if there were another one, it would just one third more glum.

We know why these are at the thrift store:

Classy they are not. I might let them go so far as being kitschy, but I would still lock the door and refuse them entry into my house. As far as I can see, the only thing going for these was a nice large size that Santa could stuff a whole lot of goodies into. Providing he was not horrified or blinded by the sight. I really just hope that there wasn’t a big old afghan to go with them somewhere.

I like this sort of thing, sometimes:

But this one was just sort of underwhelming and sad. Plus, can we just keep the eggs back for Easter? I think those angels are doing their darndest to blend into the background and pretend they have nothing to do with this. I can’t say as I blame them.

Well, we are going to keep this a little shorter today, as I am sure you are all busy. Hope this is going on at your house:

Well, I should hope so. Guess spelling maters!

Please stay safe, stay home, and try to stay connected long distance. Hopefully, next year we can all be together and hug, so for now, Virtual Hugs to all our loyal readers.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Gentle Solstice, and Peace!

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2 Responses to Tree-ed Off

  1. Stephanie Gazell says:

    Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, and a BIG Happy New Year! I’ve never seen one of those safety pin trees – wow! I hope you all have a great week and that 2021 is a better year. Love to all! xoxoxo

    • kathy & deb says:

      Thanks Steph! We hope you have a wonderful holiday (however you celebrate) and we’re on board for a 2021 that beats the pants off 2020. Glad to see this miserable year in the rear view mirror! Thank you for all of your support! Peace and love, Deb and Kathy

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