Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Tree 2008

In keeping with my Advent theme of “let this mortal flesh keep silence,” I’m not doing a real post here. I just wanted to let you all know I’m alive, so I thought I’d share a photograph of our Christmas tree, complete with my feather-bedding railroad and presents. By the way, for those of you who don’t know, Advent is the four weeks before Christmas. Traditionally it’s a time of waiting and preparing for the celebration of Christ’s birth, just as those before Christ waited for the Messiah. Unfortunately, Advent has become a time for mega-sales and busyness in preparation for holiday that it seems to be more about driving the retail section of our economy (and Chinese toy factories) than anything else. But I need not labor that point as I have much to do with my own busyness; besides, if I kept his up, I’ll begin to sound a lot like Scrooge. Now, if you’d like to see a real post and learn the story behind some of my favorite Christmas ornaments up close, check out this post from last year.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful tree, Sage.

    I frequently get accused of being a Scrooge. I prefer to be called the Female Charlie Brown, but...

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  2. Gorgeous tree! Keeping it real doesn't a scrooge make.

    I climbed both the lighthouses in NC too... didn't get the tshirt... errr, I mean ornaments, but yep, did it.

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  3. love your tree!

    Christmas has become too commercial. It is to the point of irritation for me.

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  4. That is a beautiful photo of your tree. I'll have to check out your favorite Christmas ornaments post...I don't remember it from last year.

    Enjoy the season!

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  5. Wow you got a big tree! what's the stuff on top of the tree? Looks like a bunny. You sure have lots of presents. I have none... but proud of it though :) - well it proves that I've chewed enough people's head off that they don't dare to buy any stuff/ landfill waste for me anymore.

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  6. TC, is Lucy close enough to a female Charlie Brown?

    Lisa, thanks. You've been to Baldhead, wow! Lots of people have been to the Outer Banks and climbed the Hattress light

    Kontan, Amen (to the commercialization)

    Scarlet, thanks

    Mother Hen, it's an angel that flashes on and off and took me a few tries to get it on---but now it looks blurred... I only have one present--the round bowl looking package under the tree :)

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  7. Angel that flashes? Hhmm maybe I should check out angels again. Tell ya, when I bought my tree & stuff in OR 3 years ago, all the angels in stores looked very much like Paris Hilton (that kind of face), very creepy and no way I would want that! Your present looks expensive btw!

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  8. I have my tree up, but I still haven't gotten around to decorating it yet.

    For anyone fed up with all the commercial aspects of Christmas, don't forget Festivus is December 23rd. :)

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  9. Mother Hen, I should have said that the angel's lights blink, and angel that flashes sounds like a personality disorder

    Bone, thanks for reminding me about Festivus, I'll look forward to your post... You need a 10 year old, that tree wouldn't stay bare long

    Jay & Pia, thanks

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  10. Beautiful Christmas tree.!! Well, Christmas has gone far beyond the traditions.

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  11. Theresa, I don't know who you are, but since the url linked to your name is to a commercial site (couponalbum.com), I assume you must have be at least a first cousin to the anti-christ! Therefore, all you readers, be warned and don't go there!

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  12. What's in the big box on the bottom right?

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  13. That's a great looking tree, and framed quite nicely by the window curtains.

    Sage - Have a Merry Christmas.

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  14. Murf, it's not mine! it's a gift from the underworld--a karoke machine

    Dan, thanks

    App, thanks, but it's not a white pine but a fir

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  15. Sage! I just read your ornament tour blog from last year. How cool and how informative it is about your life. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. That's a wonderful loking christmas tree. Merry Christmas buddy. May this day brings you the spiritual harvest for the sacrifice and good things done. God Bless.

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