Did I ever tell you that I never sold the pink tree? I had bids on it - I think it was up to around $189.00, but I really can't remember. That late night when we were rushing to Springfield, MO to meet my Mom in the ambulance, my phone started buzzing with ebay questions. I hadn't even thought about my auctions and I had no idea when we would ever be home again. So, I put The Bean to work canceling all my auctions.
While he was doing that, a message came through from an ebay bidder. It wasn't a question, but a full on bawling out for me selling a NEW tree and describing it as an OLD tree. It went on to tell me that often, "older people think things are vintage when they are not." that one ruffled my feathers as I thought I was being referred to OLD, but it was actually in reference to the story about the older couple climbing up into the attic to get it down for me. They had told me about having it in their house when the kids were little - and this couple was in their late 70's or so - and I had no reason NOT to believe them. Anyway, long story short, I cancelled the auction. Not because I believed this person, but because I did not have time to deal with any sort of confrontational bidders or buyers. Besides, I LOVE that damn pink tree. Even though I have never used it. Someday, someday......:D
I managed to get all of my decorations out this year. I still don't know how I did it with everything else going on. It may stay up until June with my busy schedule these days, but by golly, it is UP!
The Santa's are up although not as many or are they displayed as carefully as they have been in the past. Ignore the misc. crap around the bookshelf. I didn't do my BIG CLEAN that I usually do the week before decorating.
My sparkly blinged out area is done. Oh, how I love this. Mercury balls, mercury beads, old tree toppers, etc. It just makes me HAPPY. And, isn't that what it's all about????? We all NEED a little happy with what is happening in our world. Scary stuff.
I just love it.
What makes YOU happy this Christmas?