Crunchy Thoughts

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the tree, 2018

Last year was the end of the road for our Tree. He was with us for 14 beautiful years.

I am notoriously picky about Christmas trees, so this year we ended up borrowing my dad’s tree. Same height, same width . . . but more branches. I knew this would be an interesting lighting setup this year.

And so, I now present to you The Tree, 2018:

The kids’ trees are in the dining room as usual.

Number of lights on the tree: 3,730! That beats the past record by 750! Of course, different tree, etc.

I’ve got to figure out how to do less lights. It’s getting a little ridiculous.

Times cat has eaten the tree and barfed: 0

Ornaments broken: 1

Trips taken to Lowe’s to buy more lights: 2

Amount of lights purchased: 1,600

Percentage of lights that are LED: 100%!

Cookies Carrie has made: 85


A short epitaph for the original Tree:

“There is no death in dying
There is so much life in life.

“So let this last leaf fall
Let the last bloom dry.
In my dying,
I am more than alive.” —
Ishrath Humairah

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