Friday, November 26, 2010

Decorating the Christmas tree--Steele style

I used to hate decorating the Christmas tree. That was before I learned to turn it into a game. I've been doing it for a couple of years now, and it only gets better.
When I was a kid, full of holiday spirit and dying to help decorate the tree, my mother would guide my small hands. My little brother and I would place the ornaments with care...and she would re-arrange them when we went to bed.
No more of that! Ha!
Now I volunteer to decorate. I stand on the far side of the room and toss the ornaments onto the tree. If they land and stick...they get to stay. If they bounce, they get one more shot at tree fame, or it's back in the box with however many pieces I can find.
If I start having a high success rate, I raise the bar. Then I start tossing them through the ceiling fan (I increase fan speed as I raise the stakes still higher) and see if I can get a good bounce and still land the ornament on a piece of the fir.
Moral of the story? Well...if you'd like to send me an ornament, I'll be glad to put it on our tree...or toward our tree, or through...and maybe even on top!

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