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Trimming our half-a-mini-faux-tree-thing.

I’ve shared in the past a little about our funny little half a fake tree wall hanging, and why we love it in spite of it’s intense oddness.  You can read all about it here:  https://td365.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/the-yule-tree/

Normally I like to put the kind-of-a-tree up on Yule.  It’s part of our celebration…  but the girlie has been asking to do so for a couple of weeks already, so I figure it’s something worth bending on.  🙂  And this year, instead of just photographing it, we decided to do a couple little iPad videos – each one is only about 30 seconds long, so give them a click and take a peek.

Organizing Ornaments:  After putting on the garlands, we always sit down and dig all the tiny ornaments out of the tins, organizing them as we go.

Trimming the Tree:  Here’s kid-kid.  She did the majority of the trimming herself this year.  I helped with about 1/3 of the ornaments, but only when asked.  She was having sooo much fun doing it, that I wanted to save as many as possible for her.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!:  When we were all finished, Lily-Ann wanted to do one last video.  So here she is singing (unrehearsed) a little carol.  And I must say, I think this years tree is the best yet.  All thanks to my awesomerific kid!  😀

The Yule Tree!

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”.

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.

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