Posted by: chlost | December 10, 2011

When the nights are long and cold, some people go to extraordinary lengths

Again this year, I have been having a difficult time getting into the “holiday spirit”. I have tried. I have been shopping, I have been writing cards, I have watched all of the holiday television shows. I even got the tree, and have boxes of decorations sitting on the floor waiting to be placed in the appropriate locations.

Not feeling the ho-ho-ho yet.

The other night, my husband and I had dinner with his brother and sister-in-law. It was not as bad as I expected. We had a pretty nice time. Talked until the place almost kicked us out.

After they left, they stopped to see this and shared the photo:

Tree of Lights Extraordinaire

Tiny fairy lights cover every inch of this huge oak tree.

I think might be feeling it-just a little bit more.




  1. It’s lovely!!! I’m feeling Grinchy, too. And yes, I know why and I don’t think anyone fault me if they knew the reason. I don’t talk about it because the reaction is always, “Look on the bright side!” or another inanity.
    Is faking Christmas cheer mandatory? I hope not.

  2. Those lights will get you every time. I love to drive around at night during Christmas and see the magical lights.

  3. Somehow, lights on a palm tree just don’t do it for me. That tree, however, is very cool.

  4. Wow, that’s impressive.

    I’m waaay too lazy to do lights outside of our house, but I always enjoy others’ work 🙂

  5. *hugs* I;m having a hard time this year too, Normally I can’t get all the decorations up fast enough. This year there’s an undertone of “Meh” in my mood. It’s taken over a week and I’m still not quite finished, usually I’m done the Sunday after Thanksgiving. There’s a lot of very weird and intense energy floating around this year. I’m gonna do the best I can to have a good time with family when things really get under way … I hope you are able to have some fun too.

  6. I always enjoy the lights; can’t imagine how long it took to decorate that tree! Wow!

  7. Hope you managed to actually enjoy the days a bit more. I was especially grinchy this year. The depression I derive from famiy is astounding and embarassing!

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