A title escapes me

I started this post about four hours ago, forgot to give it a title, and have now forgotten what I was going to write about!

I’ve prepared my responses to Frank’s Fibbing Friday, but like to do something in between similarities, though looking back, I’ve done two for Fandango back to back today, both of which were reblogs.

If anything, I feel a little detached today. I woke up with a fuzzy head and decided a shower was in order. I felt better, dried my hair and had breakfast, then settled down early for once on my blog.
I’m also feeling reminiscent and thinking about Christmases both as a child and in various adult scenarios depending on the relationship I was in and if there were any children to consider.
Most of my Christmases have been good, and those that weren’t, weren’t dreadful, just disappointing I suppose. I saw the packs of coloured papers to make your own chain decorations the other day, and that took me back to my childhood and hand made crêpe paper streamers. One of the things I noticed as an adult was that crêpe paper wasn’t so readily available in so many colours anymore, and the length had practically halved, because now one strip wasn’t long enough to reach from one end of the lounge to the other.

At my last job, as the newbie (I’d been there 11 months) I was asked to decorate the office Christmas tree. I found the box of decorations in storage, hefted them all out and put it together, in my own time, before my day started.
I was really pleased with the result, had put chocolate pennies and santas on the boughs, and it looked really bright and festive.
Sadly the other girls didn’t think so. They didn’t like my mix and non match throw it all together approach as they were all into designer decor, matching colours and themes, and some kind of order to everything Christmas. I was shown a picture of one such themed tree, and decked out in blue and white, it looked cold and uninviting.
I tried not to show my disappointment and said I’d change it, unless they wanted to of course, but they all agreed they could ‘live with it’ for a couple of weeks.
The bosses and other workers liked it though, said it brought a dash of colour to the room.
Oh well, can’t please everyone I guess.

We bought new lights last year as the ones we had, although working when we took them out of the box, more and more were failing. Gone were the days when if one was loose or blown, none would work as I so well remember from my childhood! Our tree always looks pretty as every bauble has a memory attached.

Photos: Our tree 2019 left and 2018 right.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to A title escapes me

  1. murisopsis says:

    Every year we had a tree decorating contest. Our department never won. But it wasn’t for lack of trying. One year we made candy cane mice, reindeer, and partridges – came in dead last but everyone helped them selves to the candy once the judging was over. All we had to do was pack up the lights and disassemble the tree!

    • Sounds like fun. My last company had a Christmas soiree, where everyone took something for the table. There was a raffle too, all proceeds donated to charity as all prizes were donations by staff so a good way to recycle unwanted gifts or provide boxes of chocolates. I think they raised around £200 every year.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I love your tree, your right there is no pleasing everyone 💜

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