On a sunny December weekend in 2002, Michael and I were getting ready for our first Christmas in Delaware. He went out for golf and I had the pleasure of the house to myself. We had satellite TV then, and I found a Christmas music station - best I've ever heard. All of our TVs filled the house with Christmas carols and holiday jingles. I don't know why, but I was giddy about the Holidays and decorated all afternoon, into the evening. I heard a song that just mellowed me out, for no apparent reason. "Silver and Gold". I don't even know the song title, nor the author! A female sang it and I guess it was probably recorded in the 50's or 60's. That day, I decided I wanted a tree dressed in silver and gold. Of course, I admire the tree I decorated that day and I still decorate a second tree in my home that I refer to as my "memory" tree, loaded with the same special ornaments dating back to the 1950's. "Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold..." I wish I could remember the rest! So, for the next ten months I collected silver and gold ornaments, including plastic ones, crystal, metal, glass balls, whatever. I'm not elaborate at all. I just like things to shine and sparkle.
This is the fourth year of my silver and gold Christmas tree and I enjoy it as much as I did in 2003. I was off from work today and decorated it. Being on a ladder to reach the eight and a half feet, it took most of my day. When finished with the ladder, I poured a little wine (just a little, being on the Weight Watchers diet....hmmph) and enjoyed hanging the ornaments while listening to Christmas Carols. Bella & Chloe slept through most of this time, Thank You. I even decorated them today in their Christmas scarves.
Photographing both girls at the same time is almost impossible...a difficult challenge, at least! Bella is a chronic head turner and Chloe usually refuses to look at me. This time, however, she looked at me with her left ear bent backwards, of course! After about 20 photos, this is the most decent one I could get. I think I feel a Boston Terrier post is starting to boil...
Note: This is my second post tonight. My first post was more lengthy than this one and I lost the whole damned thing in one click of the mouse. It wasn't me, either. It was BLOGGER. I sat in this chair, eyes wide, face blushing deep red...I've been there before and it ain't pretty. Had to walk outside to cool off and count to 10.