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Old 11-29-06, 03:47 PM   #1
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speaking of christmas..... who has their tree/decorations up?

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Well, since I'm going home for Christmas, I'm not decorating my apartment this year except for a few little knick knacks. But I am going to help my Mom and sister decorate the Christmas tree my parents have had since I was six. Yes, it's fake (my mother has a thing about chopping down trees), and it is so old at this point, it's needles are probably all bent. I'll pour a little bourbon in my eggnog and by the time we're finished decorating, it will look just fine to me.
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yikes! that tree is still useable? we just bought a new one a couple years ago... cuz the one we had was all broken when we got it out..... got a pre-lit one! BEST thing we ever did!

i can understand the not cutting down trees things..... although i still remember going to my uncle's as a little girl.... and going out into the woods on his property.... picking out and cutting down our (and my grandmother's) christmas tree every year! but then my parents and grandmother both went the way of artificial! but nothing smells as good as a real tree.... but by the time you finish decorating a fake one... they look just as gorgous (sometimes better) than real!

oh.... and we put ours up sunday.... and decorated it monday (decided we wanted new ribbon and garland for it this year so had to wait to decorate it after we bought those!)
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yikes! that tree is still useable? we just bought a new one a couple years ago... cuz the one we had was all broken when we got it out..... got a pre-lit one! BEST thing we ever did!
oh.... and we put ours up sunday.... and decorated it monday (decided we wanted new ribbon and garland for it this year so had to wait to decorate it after we bought those!)
Well...I never said it was useable. In fact, I'll have to take a photo and post it. I'm sure it will be funny looking. But we're country folk (NO, my parents do not have pink flamingos in their yard) so it's more tradition than appearance that matters. Well, that and the whole spiked-eggnog thing. Everything looks good when you're drinking home-made eggnog.

I bet your tree looks pretty...pic???
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our should be going up on Sunday
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i realized after looking at this pic.... i have a few spots on the bottom that are bare.... so i need to rearrange a few ornaments! (one good thing.... i get to decorate all sides of the tree cuz it's on a rotating base.... so it spins round and round (slowly) (i'll take a video of it doing it circle either sometime before christmas or at least christmas eve or morning and post it to photobucket)



bailey living under the tree (thus all the soft little stockings on the bottom of the tree)

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Pretty! And I love the kitty as a present under the tree.
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looks like someone found their favorite spot under the tree
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I get to handle that this weekend. I am pulling out my artificial tree (was my parents and bought over 30 years ago and still works great), all the ornaments, lights, garland, and stockings (fishnet and regular)...

I will purchase two wreaths this year; one for the outside of the front door and one for over the fireplace. These will be real, so that way I get the real pine tree smell inside...
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looks like someone found their favorite spot under the tree
yes he did! he'll spend a LOT of time under there between now and when it comes down! and he's already gotten smacked for stealing one of the little stockings.... at least he's too big to actually climb up the branches (i think.... ugh... have i cursed myself?) we put it up in the computer room instead of the living room so we can close the door and close them all out while we are at work..... asleep..... or out..... no need to temp them like that when there is noone around! lol! especially since 98% of our ornaments look like cat and dog toys!
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Ours are all up, inside and out. Normally the day after Thanksgiving they go up and the day after Christmas they come down.
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I get to handle that this weekend. I am pulling out my artificial tree (was my parents and bought over 30 years ago and still works great), all the ornaments, lights, garland, and stockings (fishnet and regular)...

I will purchase two wreaths this year; one for the outside of the front door and one for over the fireplace. These will be real, so that way I get the real pine tree smell inside...
all these old trees... they just must have made them better back then! cuz ours wasn't all that old and it literally just deteriorated... but then.... it was in the attic in the desert heat the 11 months out of the year!

i'm always tempted to get a real wreath to get the smell..... they had some at sam's and they smelled soooooo good! make sure you take pics and post them!
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Ours are all up, inside and out. Normally the day after Thanksgiving they go up and the day after Christmas they come down.
normally i used to put ours up the day after or at least saturday.... we were "late"... putting ours up sunday! lol! however our's stays up til new years usually...... post pics!
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yes he did! he'll spend a LOT of time under there between now and when it comes down! and he's already gotten smacked for stealing one of the little stockings.... at least he's too big to actually climb up the branches (i think.... ugh... have i cursed myself?) we put it up in the computer room instead of the living room so we can close the door and close them all out while we are at work..... asleep..... or out..... no need to temp them like that when there is noone around! lol! especially since 98% of our ornaments look like cat and dog toys!
My kittens will be in climbing heaven after we get it up. I just hope they don't wrestle IN the tree
I had to return some of the decor I bought to make it a bit more kitty safe.
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My kittens will be in climbing heaven after we get it up. I just hope they don't wrestle IN the tree
I had to return some of the decor I bought to make it a bit more kitty safe.
oh goodness... they just may! bailey and jasmine were playing under the tree the other day.... that's bad enough! but ya.... two little SMALL kittens..... *giggle* i expect to hear the stories (keep a squirt bottle handy to spray them when they are being naughty!)
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My cats seem to think the tree is there for them to destroy. Im afraid they would burn the house down while Im at work.
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what do you consider SMALL???? mine are 13 weeks old and growing more with all the food they eat. They don't have to fight with 12 other cats for their food. It's funny watching them eat and push each others head outa the way.
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My cats seem to think the tree is there for them to destroy. Im afraid they would burn the house down while Im at work.
Does it have built in Cat Nip?????
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Nope, they are just defending their territory.
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what do you consider SMALL???? mine are 13 weeks old and growing more with all the food they eat. They don't have to fight with 12 other cats for their food. It's funny watching them eat and push each others head outa the way.
well.... 12-13 weeks is still small... but i thought they were littler (6-8 weeks!) kittens are cutre when they eat... they either do the butting each other out of the way like your two.... or one lets the other eat first (that's what bailey and jasmine used to do).... now they get fed separately and measured to make sure they get only what they should have!
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My cats seem to think the tree is there for them to destroy. Im afraid they would burn the house down while Im at work.
i used to worry that tyler would think he could pee on the tree! i mean... it WAS a tree...... even though he knew better than to pee in the house!
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When I was growing up, our cat would have at any ornaments that were hanging low, so the bottom 1/3 of the tree was always bare.
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