Goodness, it was as if they all looked at each other and said, “We’ve worked long enough. Let the elves make a few more candy canes and string lights and holly, we’ve paid our dues.”
So, off they went to Occupy the Garbage Bin.
Inside, the situation was similar. Lights didn’t work and a couple of ornaments broke (both of them Nebraska Cornhusker ornaments, no doubt shattering themselves to oblivion due to a disappointing football season). At least we had about a thousand other ornaments and a beautiful, albeit, slightly banged up tree.
|Looking good after a rocky start!|
Yep. A 10’ foot tree, freshly cut from a nearby Christmas Tree Farm flew off of our SUV on a two lane road and landed in the next lane over but miraculously avoided hitting any other cars.
Bonus: it didn’t even get run over.
My husband would have loved to keep that part of our Christmas tree experience just between us and our son who was riding in the backseat (and who looked about as shocked as an 18 year old boy trying to maintain some semblance of “cool” can look), but with technology today, I had already texted our daughters and was in the middle of posting the event on Facebook when his request for privacy came through.
Gotta make that request that a little quicker, honey. My typing fingers are pretty darn speedy. (Plus, who really could keep that experience to themselves?)
Now that the decorations are finished and the tree is in our home instead of the highway, it’s party time. Since this is a blog, this is a blog party.
This week, I’m participating in the Caregiving.com HolidayProgressive Blog Party! It’s a great opportunity to read the blogs of other caregivers as well as those blogs of a few people running businesses which are designed to help caregivers.
I never tire of mentioning what a fantastic resource Caregiving.com is for caregivers. It offers a community – no, a family – of support, resources, inspiration and caregiving tips. If you are a caregiver with a blog or have a business geared toward caregiving, you can join the party too! Visit caregiving.com for the details to join and how to win great prizes.