This is what it looked like last year.
Chance and the Shiny Brite tree 2014.I purchased a 7 1/2 foot tree after Christmas last year knowing that a shorter tree would be better. This one I can set up all by myself. Next year I must put the tree top ornament and a few ornaments on the very top before I put it all together.
In previous years Chance would come up the stairs all by himself to check on me and look out the door or cuddle up on one of the beds and nap.
This year he had to be coaxed upstairs, the cold weather that settled in really kicked up his arthritis. Mine too …such is life when you are older.
He really didn’t want his photograph taken.
This year the tree is in front of the french doors. I have decorated it all around, front and back and sides. Not sure how many ornaments are on the tree…enough.
Lots of memories on the tree, many ornaments are named. Some are still with us and some have passed on. Grace, Rae, Lillian and Susans, JoLynn, Edie, Sandy, Chance, Gene, Madeline, Minnie, Tom and Lindas, Leann and last but not least Jennifer. I think of all these people that were so kind to gift me with Shiny Brites over the years. My Sandy’s were purchased at her estate sale and my Minnie was a gift from Edie. All special.
Today is our anniversary! We have now been married 46 years, through thick and thin want and plenty, better and worse, richer and poorer, happy times and sad times we muddled through together. We will celebrate when Far Guy feels better.