Sunday, December 17, 2017

It smells like Christmas

The temps have been below normal here but it warmed yesterday, and old cold rain moved in last night. up Jilda has been under the weather. She picked up the crud somewhere and with her system, bugs tend to hit her hard.

We'd planned for weeks to decorate the tree today, but it was looking doubtful for most of the day. Unlike most days where we are slammin' and jammin' early, we stayed in our PJs half the day.

After a nap, Jilda felt energized. I'd staged the Christmas tree on the front stoop so after moving a lamp and table that normally live in front of the windows, we slid the tree in place.

I put on the Christmas music and fired up the hot apple cider while Jilda went to work. Every year the decoration process is a little different. This tree is smaller than most trees we get so she used fewer decorations.

We sipped, listened, paused, and reflected during the decoration process. After a few hours, it was done. It was dusk outside, so we turned out the living room lights and sat for a long while enjoying the tree.

As I mentioned a while back when we first bought our tree, we selected a Blue Ice Cypress. I love the fresh smell of a live tree. It smells like Christmas.

14 comments:

  1. I can smell it from over the internet.

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  2. That is truly beautiful. Huge compliments to the decorators - and hopes that Jilda is feeling much better.

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  3. I also love the smell of a real tree, but at our house the pine smell comes from air fresheners.

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  4. Wow, the tree looks amazing. It's absolutely beautiful...
    I hope Jilda gets to feel better real soon. I'm still dragged down with a serious nasty cold going on 2 weeks...
    Hugs, Julia

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  5. How lovely!
    Prayers that Jilda bounces back from whatever ails her real quick-like!

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  6. It is a beautiful tree. That smell along with baking smells make Christmas for me.

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  7. I hope Jilda soon feels as pretty (again) as the tree looks!!

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  8. It is a lovely tree. And I can almost smell it from her. I do miss the fragrance of pine.

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  9. You stir memories that is for sure. For me Christmas if the smell of cedar and citrus. Christmas was when we had tangerines and oranges...

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  10. Your tree is beautiful and I do love the smell of natural pine but my children used to get allergies from them so we have the fake pine here but now they have left home I should really get the real thing - will put it on next year's to-do list. Merry Xmas from Downunder.

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  11. The tree is beautiful and your words brought all the smells, feelings and the best part of Christmas...love. I sure hope Jilda is better soon and I wish you both the best Christmas ever.

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  12. It's a beautiful tree.

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  13. Christmas has a nice smell, for me it is the smell of baked veggies and roast chicken and turkey, smells that take me back to my childhood

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