Wednesday, December 05, 2012
ADARKARA's blog yesterday reminded me of a little ceramic Christmas tree that I used to have when I was little. Lots of years, it was our only Christmas tree and it had been in the family since the 70's. When I was a teenager, it disappeared. We're pretty sure it got broken and dad didn't have the heart to tell us about it.
I hadn't thought about that tree for years, and then I saw that blog post yesterday and it was suddenly all I could think about! I MUST HAVE A LITTLE CERAMIC TREE.
So I come home and do a little eBaying. I found a few, but holy smokes! Other people must have had a touch of the same nostalgia, because all the trees I found were $40+. Which is a little silly right now. So I tried Etsy: $65+. And then I started to get sad.
And then, I did something that is SO characteristic of me. I remembered that I HAVE ONE IN THE BASEMENT.
I have a ceramic tree in the basement! It even looks like the one I had when I was a kid.
Except the one I have is broken into about 8 pieces. C's mom brought it to us one year, and it was shattered on the way. I put all the pieces in a box, intending of course to fix it "soon." Then the box got tucked into a closet... and then C cleaned the closet out and put all of the holiday stuff in the basement...
And there it sat for like 4 years.
C and I worked on getting it put back together last night. We're down from 8 pieces to two! But the final two pieces won't go together without shattering the rest of the joins. C says we need to get some modelling putty to fix it, so we're off to look for that tonight. And I bought some different "lights" for it for like $5 on eBay and by the time we're done it'll look exactly like the one I had when I was little.
In other news, I am doing great on my food and fitness this week. It feels good to be back!