but happy, nonetheless.

My tree is finally up. It has taken days to decorate it. Really. It went up Sunday. Things started going on it Monday. I should have had it done in an hour.

Sadly, a stomach bug has laid me low. So it’s been put together a few ornaments at a time.

It is NOT the prettiest tree I’ve had. It is not the thematically correct. There isn’t a story behind most of the ornaments. What it is, is what I love.

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I have 3 wreaths. I can’t hang them. Well, ONE might go on my laundry room door, but due to the way the screen door hangs, no wreath on the door. This little guy fits perfect.

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Yes, there is coal in that sack. My mom has one – 364 days of fun, 1 day of coal? I’ll take my chances. I hope to get that someday!

2/3rds of my decorations are going back in the garage. I’m just getting tired of decorating. I’m one of these, if it’s not done in 2 hours – including the tree, well too bad, so sad. I”m still going to completely set my table. Gad, I have a crapload of glassware.

And I’m realizing I have a love for snowmen. Funny as I live in the tropics.

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I have an abundance of snowmen. And Beanie Babies. I needed to start with a clean house. That might have helped things.

My tree this year, is an eclectic mess. In the past I’ve had 2 trees – the white formal one and then a real tree with Spawn’s ornaments and such. Of course, I’m allergic to the real tree and believe it or not, I don’t have room for TWO trees, so we just have the white and I put on it what I felt like. This is my first tree since 2009. As a result….

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Victorian Shoes and purses, from my fashionista era – just after Spawn was born.

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Music galore.

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Pretty, delicate blue ornaments. I like blue. (Love purple, but blue is just peaceful)

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More snowmen. Really.

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This SS Minnow is parked in my tree.

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No tree is complete without a nutcracker.

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Lighthouses. I has them.

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I also has Angels. My house is full of them all year round.

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What tree wouldn’t be complete without a partridge?

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More music. (There’s a piano on there as well.

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Snoopy. Love Snoopy.

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This is the only surviving ornament from a set I got for Spawn when he was 2. He was always my cookie monster.

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MORE lighthouses. Those suckers are heavy.

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The fun will begin with her – when we take DOWN the tree and hunt for her and her 5 sisters. She’s only an inch tall.

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She is my love. She was on my first tree, when I was 3 weeks old and she’s been on pretty much every tree since. I cried when my mother gave her to me when I moved out into my first apartment. She needs a light and we’ve had problems finding a bulb. I can’t believe nowhere around here carries replacement decoration bulbs. We might spend my birthday going through Target and Home Depot and Lowe’s…

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It doesn’t look like I have a lot on the tree, but I do. It’s really loaded. Maybe it would have looked better had I felt better when I decorated.

Spawn’s train will go up tomorrow. The cats will be pissed. They won’t be allowed to ride it.

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