Folks are cleaning and painting and decorating and shopping for gifts wherever you go.
My Christmas tree is finally up, but not to its usual full size. This year with Mr. BrownBerts in the house, it was necessary to work a different angle for putting up the tree.
Therefore, this year, not being able to set it up on the floor as usual, I decided to use my side table as a base, and use only two out of the three segments of my artificial tree. This way Brownie can still relax in his favourite spot under the table and we can still enjoy the tree in its regular spot as well.
Brownie in his favourite spot- his toys are in the basket under the table"We all have to live together in harmony," I told my daughter when she bemoaned the smaller version of the tree.
Alas, it's just as pretty in full size or in a scaled-down size in my opinion.
See how my fellow blogger Angus in France tackled his tree problem with his two PON's here.
Smaller tree on my prized rotating standAt first Brownie thought the Christmas stuffed animals were for him, but when I explained why they were there, he promptly jumped down from the chair and has not touched them since - such a sweet dog.
Let's get closer. I've used red and gold ornaments this year.
Large poinsettias, gold filigree stars and snowflakes, red and gold balls, angels and teardrops and a large gold bow on the top.
The tree is moving on the stand in these photos
My Christmas tree in rotating mode
Candy Land Central
My Jazz Santa officiating
If you know me well, you know somehow deep in your heart that my Christmas decor had to have a jazz aspect included.....well you were right.
My Jazz Santa in action
None of my music is stored in the "Cloud"....I don't see the reason why "anyone" should know what I listen to at 3am or whatever time I choose to listen to music.
Instead my cd jukebox is loaded up with Christmas jazz and other favourites like Debbie Boone, Luther Vandross, Alexander O'Neal, Mariah Carey and Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, and guess who else is enchanted with the music.
Brownie relaxing in front of the speakers enjoying Christmas musical favourites.
I'm still cleaning and preparing, and hopefully by tomorrow I should have completed all the supermarket shopping. I don't want to be anywhere near the crazy last minute shoppers next week.
I wish them all the best negotiating the crowds and the bullies in the stores.....rather them than me.