Feeling Festive.

I have very few holiday gifts bought. Luckily my Dad asked for charitable donations to be made to HeiferInternational. Joe looked a little surprised when I told him we’d bought a flock of geese and a share in a water buffalo. I need to make some holiday-themed, melt-and-pour soaps and some baked goods. The ‘rents asked us to take it easy on gifts, what with the nation being poor. Seems like that’ll make it poorer, but we’re cheap, so are happy to oblige.

I turned my snow off because it made it hard to look at the cat-track house, but it’s back on so you can enjoy the following pix.

Members of the Boulder Chorale sing during the Historic Homes of Boulder tour.

Members of the Boulder Chorale sing during the Historic Homes of Boulder tour. Photo courtesy of Maria Forlenza, in front. She conducted us SO WELL.

I bought this tree last year, after Christmas. Ordered it online for $60. It came with all green lights, which Joe figured he would replace with white LED lights. But when we unwrapped it, we found that the light cords were sparkly and green and were in fact an integral part of the tree. Unfortunately, the all-green lights glowed like a neon beer sign and would have leached all color out of the ornaments, so we dug out our old tree lights and replaced every other bulb with a white one. Took a while, but the result is really gorgeous. Happiness ensued.

This is from a previous year. Angel Joe is looking at you through pointy glass ornaments. You look funny that way.


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3 Responses to “Feeling Festive.”

  1. LiJuun Says:

    You don’t know. Maybe I look normal that way.

    I would have loved a picture of your beer-sign-esque tree! 🙂

  2. Dominick Says:

    Terriffic photos! For the record, it the “Historic Boulder, Inc. Holiday Homes Tour.”

  3. Esri Rose Says:

    Thanks, Dominick!

    LiJuun, I finally thought to take a picture of the all-green part when there was just a little section left. The full effect was lost, so I didn’t bother to post it.

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