Two of my favorite phrases are "All's well that ends well," and "No harm done!" Both of them suggest a happy ending despite a series of calamities, and both of them are apt commentaries pretty much on my entire life and certainly on my Christmas decorating. Once I've gained a little more perspective, I'll explain why it is a poor idea to make a Christmas tree shorter after it has been decorated. In the meantime, here's a little picture of the big Christmas tree (not the one I attempted to shorten). It is the prettiest tree ever. It deserves a better camera and good lighting and a steady hand, but in the meantime, I needed to share a peek.
I hope you all had the loveliest of Thanksgiving holidays. I have to say that pulling out those boxes of Christmas decorations was like seeing dear friends after a long absence. It was quite a nice weekend, even with the occasional tree-pruning setback. It all turned out OK in the end. All's well that ends well.