This morning Kiki and I finished decorating the Christmas tree. Because of the kitten, I decided to forgo some of my most precious (and breakable) ornaments this year. I thought this would be so hard. You see, I love the Christmas Tree, in all it’s glittering glory. I have some gorgeous ornaments I have collected over the years. I open them with great joy each December, and lovingly place them on the tree. I’m really a bit…well, too much about it….those perfectionistic qualities are in full operation on tree trimming day! So, this year I was just, not thrilled, I guess. We picked out a nice tree, smaller than I’d have liked because they just cost too dang much – besides, I wasn’t going to get to use my wonderful ornaments, so I was feeling a bit ‘who cares’– and I sort of tossed the lights on…which is so not like me. It usually takes ages and lots of flipping out on my part before I feel they are properly placed. You know what? The lights look just fine. We started opening the bins of ornaments, and to my surprise I have a lot of nice ones that aren’t breakable. Not to mention alot of rather cheesy ones I’ve quit using because, well, I have nicer ones now… but Kiki was thrilled to put on some of those we hadn’t used in her lifetime’s memory. To my surprise, the tree looks really nice! I thought I’d feel so awful about not using my best ornaments…and, yes, it’s a bit sad….but, it’s fine. Just fine. Tomorrow (Saturday) I will finish decorating the rest of the house, then tidy back up. That’s the worst part of decorating around here…that interim period looks like a tornado blasted through!