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More Christmas decorating.. [Dec. 11th, 2006|03:00 pm]
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The tree is up! I’m behind on all the Christmas prep, but this weekend we got the tree up, at least. And I have plans to work on Christmas cards this week. It turned out really nice, despite a real lean in the trunk (not apparent when we cut it) that necessitated a discreet wire to the mantle.

With wideset branches, it’s a great tree for ornaments. I got what I thought was everything onto the tree before realizing that I must be missing a box. Many of my larger and/or heavier ornaments are missing. Of course, this year I think we’re full up, so perhaps I’ll find the box for next year.

Our two new cats, Mercedes and Mister Guy, were by turns alarmed and approving. Mister guy was eying the tree, completely nonplussed, when Rufus came down the stairs, looked it over and yawned, obviously bored with the whole thing. Mister Guy went over and sniffed him, as if to say, “You aren’t freaked out? Why aren’t you freaked out!? This is alarming!” Mercedes has decided that it is a cat hidey spot especially for her, or at least she had before we messed with it and put on all the lights and ornaments. They both think it’s a great shame that I keep moving the cat toys to higher branches.

Another view:

One of many favorite ornaments: