Posted by Tobi-Dawne
Today we put up our Yule tree. Now… before you say anything, I feel the need to defend our poor little fake tree. LMAO
We live in a house with just over 600 square feet. Within this house live people, dogs, and other sundry animals (cat, parrot, turtle)… That’s a lot of life packed into not a lot of square footage. So. Would I like to have a real tree? You bet your buttocks. Can we make our space work to fit in a real tree? Uhhh… no. LOL
Our little tree is a goofy little thing. It’s half a fake tree that gets hung on the wall. It takes up a depth of about six inches. And takes up no counter space, no dresser space, no table space. It takes up no surface space at all. And for a brief time while it hangs on the wall, the only thing displaced is the calendar that usually hangs there.
So yes… While I would LOVE to have a real tree, I’ve come to love our funny little half tree thing. It works for us. 🙂
Now back to today: We put up our Yule tree. And it was the first Yule tree that the wee girlie decorated on her own. Damon sorted ornaments, I handed them to the girlie, and she placed them all – thoughtfully – where they needed to be.
This years Yule tree is not the most balanced or aesthetic one we’ve had… but I think it’s awesome.
We’ve already had several ornaments fall off, calling to the girl to come carry them back home. I’m choosing to think of it as the fun of the holidays just extending itself out to last as long as possible. Why decorate a tree in an hour when you can spend days doing so? My only hope is that none of the little glass ornaments from my childhood hit the road, as they might not be quite so forgiving. LMAO It’s a good thing there is carpet beneath the half-tree-thing.
So here is my photo for today. I’m calling it “Ode to half-faux-tree-dom”.
Now I’m heading outside to see how the eclipse is coming along. Should just be getting started about now, I figure. 🙂
I may or may not be back on tomorrow with a post/picture for you all. Tomorrow is Yule after all.
Take care of one another, and may the spirit of the season warm your hearts and hearth.
Posted by Tobi-Dawne
I hadn’t decided yet what to do with the outside of the wee girlie’s new loft bed (which we’ve all taken to calling her “up high bed”)… so when she wanted to decorate it herself I figured we should just go with it. 🙂
Chances are it will take weeks for her to complete her masterpiece, but when it’s done I’m sure it will be just awesome. We’ll have to find something to coat it in once it’s finished – to help keep it safe and to ensure it can endure. Any thoughts? Whatever we do, I think it will be really cool. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I can’t think of anything better that we could have done. 😀