Roamy here. This is my craptree post. If you don’t know what I mean by that, this is the original craptree and XBradTC’s craptree. There is no chance of a Macy’s-style, coordinated ornament, white-light tree in this house. In fact, Mr. RFH will tell you I gave him “the LOOK” when he suggested we “cull” the ornaments.
Let’s set the stage. Alabama is not known for its snowfall, but we do get snow and ice on occasion. This was Dec. 13th, and it was gone in a short time.
Doo doo doo, lookin’ out my back door…
Now for the tree…
There is a story behind the tree this year. We usually have an artificial tree, but this cedar decided to grow too close to the sidewalk. Mr. RFH decided it needed to come down anyway, let’s make it this year’s Christmas tree. While it looked small in the great big outdoors, inside, well, its unprunedness looks like The Tree That Came To Dinner.
The kids grumped a little about the unkind nature of the needles, but they decorated it with gusto. While I don’t have jalapeno lights or seashell ornaments, I do have nerd ornaments. Here we have the Emperor’s shuttle from Star Wars, with the Space Shuttle peeking through the branches.
I have no idea how many space-related ornaments I have. There’s a Star Trek shuttlecraft somewhere and this blown glass one:
I have no idea if plastic needlepoint is still as popular as it was when I was a little girl. I think my sister-in-law actually made this one, but there are several that I made for my mom that are mine again.
Speaking of making ornaments for your mom, my son made this one for me when he was in kindergarten.
and my daughter made this one for me when she was in 1st grade. I should have bought stock in teh glitter companies.
Now for the part everyone likes about Christmas – the COOKIES!!!
I copied this recipe for peanut butter crinkles out of my mom’s cookbook onto rejected stock my dad brought home from the papermill. It’s dated 1977. Same for the Chex mix recipe. Can you tell I love traditions? I also make Mr. RFH’s favorite cookies.
Here’s hoping you have some memories that make you smile, good food to eat, and Christmas joy to share.