Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
Trina L Short

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Decorating Day

Leo and I began decorating the house for Christmas yesterday, but today we did a lot more (and are, pretty much, finished now). Yesterday I needed to purchase some things, so that took up a bit of my decorating time. I had lunch at the Night Sky Cafe (1/2 of a reuben & a cup of cheesy broccoli soup), which I followed with an egg nog steamer (anyone surprised?) After my shopping was done, Leo and I did some cleaning up and got out all of the decorations and stuff. But at 6pm, I headed out with the folks to see the Cincinnati Men's Chorus in concert at St. John's UCC in Dayton. I wrote about this gay men's chorus last year, so you can read up on them there.

One of the cutest things they did was during their opening number "Winter Wonderland." For those of you unfamiliar with the tune, there's a bit which goes:
In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say "Are you married?"
We'll say "No man,
But you can do the job when you're in town."

When the guys sang it the second time around, they replaced "town" with "Massachusetts." Got quite a laugh from the crowd. :-)

So today, Leo and I decorated in earnest. And of course, I took photos to document our progress.

Leo gets out the boxes.
Leo helps get out the boxes from the basement.

Leo puts the tablecloth down.
Now to put the tablecloth on the dining room table.

Now with the runner.
Patting down the runner on the table.

Table is done.
The table is now done. Notice the bare bit to the left. Leo insisted I leave that free so that he could lay there.

House exterior.
Leo let me decorate the exterior myself. You can't really tell, but I've got those tube-lights on the fake pine boughs in the window box. Looks cool in the dark.

Leo cleans out the box.
Leo gets the last of the stuff out from the box.

Leo tastes the boughs.
Time to make sure the tree tastes OK.

Leo under the tree.
Leo rests after the hard work of decorating the tree.

Leo is still sitting underneath the tree. I think he really likes that tree skirt.
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