Oh Christmas Tree

treeresizedIt was another rainy day yesterday and the perfect opportunity to get a few things done around the house. I managed to get the Christmas tree up which wasn’t too difficult as it is just a very small artificial tree that is now sitting upon a round table. The lights are already pre-attached and I only placed minimal ornaments upon it.

This feeling of going all out on the holidays has also changed as I get older. I remember crawling around on my roof attaching lights to make the house an incredible work of art. I just don’t have it in me anymore and I certainly have no ambition to pay the electric bill to fund such a project. I remember it being a tradition as early as watching my great grandfather string his lights each year the plugging everything in and standing with pride as the house lit up as the sun set.

I know that I am not becoming one of those grumpy old men who despises the holiday. I certainly love so many other things about it. I have just lost my attraction for decoration although after finishing the last touches on the tree, like my great grandfather I did stand back and adore it with pride.

Blood Sugar- 110, Weight-187.4

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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8 Responses to Oh Christmas Tree

  1. potentiallylisa says:

    Lovely colour scheme 😀

  2. New Journey says:

    Beautiful tree…Christmas for me these last few years is about simplicity….put out my favorite holiday items and enjoy…..I have a tress this year for the first time in 8 years….I am enjoying it and it couldn’t get any more simple,….love your star on top…..kat

  3. kimberlysmyth says:

    Same here lol!

  4. Jo says:

    Such a pleasant looking tree. I think I like it because the ornament arrangement is balanced so nicely. Our tree will not be like that, I’m sure. We’ll be lucky to get it up and throw a few ornaments on it. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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