December 17, 2019
This is not how I wanted to decorate the Christmas tree. After a day that was strenuous for reasons I still donít understand, it became a race to get the tree done before dinner. Lights were easy because the tree was smaller, so three strands was enough. Breakable, family heirloom ornaments went up at the top, transitioning to less precious or breakable ornaments on lower tiers, with softee / unbreakable ornaments at the bottom. But there was no music this time, and not a lot of thought, time or care, or enjoyment. It was just a chore to be finished.