Posted in Mi Vida Loca, nonfiction, postaday, Stories of my life

O’ Christmas Tree!

Hello people! Hope this week is finding you are getting into the Christmas spirit. If not, why not?

I wasn’t sure if I would get the spirit of Christmas this year. The last few years have been pretty rough and I didn’t feel like decorating, celebrating, or much of anything else. I put on a ‘good face’ about things, but I really wasn’t into it. I didn’t put up a tree or anything.

This year was going to be more of the same. Then something happened. I began feeling all Christmasy. My Grinch heart began to grow. I have no idea why. Things here aren’t all that rosy. We are still fighting the government to get some help for the husband. Finances are non-existent. Health for me could be better. Yet, I am beginning to get that Christmas cheerful, card sending, decorating, smiling and humming feeling.

Maybe I’m finally losing my mind!

We won’t have presents this year, again. But that’s ok, as Christmas is not about the presents and food. Christmas to me is all about being extra nice, smiling at strangers and wishing them a Merry Christmas. Helping others, because even though we are having problems, many others are worse off.  I at least have a roof over my head, food in the cupboards, animals to cuddle up with and heat when it’s cold.

So when I was out and about running errands the other day, I saw this Christmas tree. It was even on sale!

It’s just a cheap tinsel tree, but it’s the Christmas spirit that counts, right? I snatched it up, because it looked like it should go home with me. It really reminds me of the Charlie Browns tree, just with more tinsel.

But I bought it with a smile on my face and plans in my head. Today, I dug in my closet and found the Christmas ornaments I knew I had. I dug in another cupboard for the punch bowl I had, though I never drink punch or have used it for that purpose.

My plan called for both.

I cleaned off my kitchen table, washed it down till it shone. Then put my Christmas tree plans together.

This is the result! What do you think?

O' Christmas tree!
O’ Christmas tree!
My Charlie Brown tree
My Charlie Brown tree





I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

27 thoughts on “O’ Christmas Tree!

  1. Jackie, I love your Christmas tree all decked out in your punch bowl! I’m glad you found your Christmas spirit. I don’t have a Christmas tree but I have a small tree decked out in Steeler football ornaments my son gave me a few years ago. It’s probably the same size as your tree and it’s just right for me.


    1. it’s a good size Lois. Won’t take up much room when I need to store it away. 🙂 And it’s in one of my favorite colors! Red. No boring green tree for this girl!


  2. Love it! The colors are great, it’s festive, and yet it won’t take you an entire day to put everything back how it usually is come January. (that’s my least favorite part of Christmas – the undoing of all the decorating)


  3. I love it a lot! I am not putting up a tree this year, but I would have bought this too if I had seen it on sale 🙂 It’s all about what you make of it ❤


    1. Exactly kiddo! Thanks, and why aren’t you putting up a tree?? If I can do it so can you and it really does make one feel better. Find a small one like mine! ❤


  4. I like your colorful tree and Christmas spirit. Praying for favor, health, and resolutions for the issues mentioned, and those that might not have been. Hugs!


  5. I’m happy that you found your Christmas spirit! And your tree is adorable. We didn’t have one for some years, but last year we got one from a hardware store. It was the last one of its kind and ready with lights. So we just carried it home. A tree helps cheer one up…and I’m rooting for a Christmas miracle for you! Hugs ❤


    1. Thank you Tiny! I had a small tree all set with lights, but for some reason it didn’t get to the new house, so I lost it. But, this will take its place ❤


    1. I’m surprised my cats don’t. I just had to chase my female cat away from the tree, she was trying to eat it. But, I’m hoping they are both too lazy to do much damage. Red is one of my favorite colors too! 🙂


  6. I love your little tree, Jackie. And I like your attitude. It’s not about the gift giving, it’s the people in your life, and smiling. I haven’t put up a decoration or a tree, yet! We need to get moving on this. Most people in my neighborhood have stuff up! I’m glad you are feeling in the spirit of things. Good for you!


Comments are closed.