Since Sadie was here, and we weren't going anywhere, I thought it would be a good evening to get the tree up. I dragged it in earlier this afternoon so it could dry off (made a bit of a mess in the bathroom... but that's clean able) and after supper, Ed got it into the stand, and Sadie and I got it decorated. This is the first Christmas tree that has ever been in the camp!!! And most likely the only one, since next year we will be in the house, so this is a special tree.
When we moved, we wisely put the Christmas boxes in the trailer where we could find them. I have to say, opening these boxes is like being in touch with old friends. Last year, when I was packing them away... knowing that we would be in a different house this year.... I bought these boxes for the ornaments, and went thru them, sorting them out and checking them over. It was nice to have them in such good order this year. Some of these ornaments I have had for over 30 years!!! I have always loved Christmas and began collecting ornaments when I was 14... knowing that one day "they would go on my tree". When the girls were little, they knew that there were certain ornaments that they were not allowed to handle, and though I felt sort of mean at the time, I am glad that I kept that rule, because I have these ornaments today. I have a lot of ornaments, and not every one is able to get on the tree, but this year, all but a few made it.
"And so this is Christmas"... as the song goes... "another year done".... it will be different for me this year, but I am so happy that "everyone is around" and I know that it will bring it's own special memories.