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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.

The Festival of Trees!

Today I helped Lily-Ann’s teachers take the class to the Festival of Trees at The Western Development Museum here in Saskatoon.  Both the morning class and the afternoon class came, and we had a number of parent helpers… So each adult had three little ones to escort through the displays.  I took the wee girlie, Tahani, and Austin.  They had a wonderful time, and did pretty good with my holding hands rule.  I only had to threaten to “get medieval” a couple of times.  😉

I had a hard time narrowing down my photos today.  There were so many cute moments and lovely things to see.  But in the end, I had to go with this one:

peace ornament reflecting faces

PEACE

 

I just love how you can see bits and pieces of the children’s faces reflected in the mirrored ornament.  🙂  It was just a really nice moment.

I’m sure I’ll upload more to a facebook album, and when I do I’ll share the link here.  But again, you’ll only be able to see the photos if you are on my friends list.  Sorry all.  It’s about protecting the kids.

So…  time for me to go look in on my sleeping girlie.

Peace.  😉

 

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