Sunday, December 09, 2018

A good day

The schedule was sparse today. The only thing we wanted to do for sure was to pick up a Christmas tree. We chose the same kind of tree we had last year. A blue ice cedar. It's a beautiful tree.

An older gentleman at the tree farm that could have doubled as Santa, helped us. After picking out the tree and settling up with the cashier, I headed out to bring the truck up to load the tree.

Santa guy started giving me instructions on setting up and caring for a live tree. Jilda and I both listened politely. When he paused, we told him we'd planted our last 35 Christmas trees. It took a moment for that to sink in with him. He smiled and said, "I'll get the kids to load it for you." 

It's a beautiful little tree. After Christmas, we'll find the right place on the farm where it fits and adds to the feng shui and what not. 

After the tree thang, we ate left-over dumplings which are always better on the second day. Then we took a long rainy nap.

I woke up with Ol' Hook and Caillou both sitting by the couch and watching me sleep. They didn't get to walk this morning and they weren't about to let that slide. 

Even though it was late, Jilda and I took them out. Most of the heavy rain had moved off to the northeast, but there was a mist in the air thick enough to lick. 

It's been a good day. I hope yours has been too.


  1. I am proud of folk who do the live tree thing. Ceramic tree here, 16" tall.
    BUT you said that word again,DUMPLINGS! Lucky dog. Speaking of dogs the picture is beautiful, specially the lady!

  2. It sounds like an EXCELLENT day. And hooray for perpetual trees.

  3. I'd love to see pictures of the all your past Christmas trees growing. I bet a lot of memories are attached to those trees... I think it's great. I've been using the same old Barcana artificial tree for years. A lots of sweet memories attached to that tree and now I remember my sweet Nicole who is no longer with us who helped decorate the tree with her gifted ornaments.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Not everyone can say that they have planted a Christmas tree for 35 years, but then not everyone has the space to do so either. It definitely was a good Sunday! For both of you and the dogs.

  5. I'm going to have to research those trees! Tom wanted to do something similar, but DIL claims they won't take.

  6. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Good for you to replant those trees!!


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