Bill woke up early and assembled the Christmas tree. I got out the ornaments. Bill, P.K., visitors, and I will slowly but surely add them to the tree over the next 10 days. It's a nice way for the tree to take shape. After Laura's death, it wasn't easy for any of us to do the traditional buy-a-tree-one-night-and-decorate-it-the-next-morning thing. But, we all want a tree, so we do it this way. A few years ago, I found a great artificial model with lights already installed. It opens like an umbrella. Plug it in and -- voila! -- we have our tree! Sometimes, ingenuity trumps tradition.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Bill arrived last night at 9:35 and P.K. showed up this morning. A friend of Bill's has already dropped by. Energy! I like having young people and small children (the brother and sister across the street are gems) around, and I've never understood people who don't.