Yesterday when Jessie and I were going through the Christmas things I found this battered little canoe and the Chinese couple who have been riding into the New Year in it for a very long time on all of my Christmas trees. The lady of the couple needed her face glued back on which I did, and I told Jessie, "I'm not ready to give these up."
I am not sure where I got either the canoe or the couple but I think that possibly a boyfriend from long ago gave me the canoe and my first mother-in-law gave me the man and woman. I could be so wrong about that.
Today I was searching around in a closet looking for a charging device and I found it but it's not what I wanted. I also found the packaging for my iPod, the paper work and packaging for many iPhones and AirPods, some lovely little gifty items, and two strings of tiny battery-run lights.
I threw away some of the Apple product packaging and I am going to wrap up the sweet little gift items and give them as Christmas presents, and the lights...well, they inspired me to get my tiny Norfolk Island pine off the front porch where it's been in its pot since last Christmas. Or was it the Christmas before?
Who knows? Not me.
It was one I got at Publix, of course. That I do know.
And then I decorated it.
Here we have a entire collection of vintage Shiny Brite ornaments that belonged to Mr. Moon's family. And those star lights over the door? I honestly cannot tell you how many years they have twinkled and changed color there, permanently plugged in.