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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.

Hooray!

In other news, I am doing great on my food and fitness this week. It feels good to be back!
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PUNKY100 12/6/2012 3:11PM

    Haha it seems like I am the only person never to have had one of these trees...sounds like a fun activity with a great ending to come!!! You will have to take a pic when it's looking all fun and festive! :-D

And we are very glad to have you back!!!

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BRADMILL2922 12/6/2012 4:34AM

    I had one of those trees as a kid too! I am about 99% sure you are talking about the same thing with lights and all! Very cool! Hope you get it put back together!

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HAPPYERIN 12/5/2012 8:06PM

    What a great holiday activity for you and C! That sounds like fun, and not only are you building on your old memories, you are creating new ones, too! Love it!

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MUSOLF6 12/5/2012 4:34PM

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LOLATURTLE 12/5/2012 4:21PM

    We had one like that growing up, too. I broke it at my mom's house a couple of years ago. emoticon SADNESS!

I hope you get yours all fixed up!

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ADARKARA 12/5/2012 3:47PM

    Yay!!! Ceramic tree club unite!!! Glad you could repair yours =)

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 12/5/2012 3:07PM

    Yayyy! I'm glad you were able to find the tree and will be able to put it back together. I am most sentimental about those type of sentimental holiday memories from my childhood. I would love to find good, old-fashioned bubble lights. Oh, wait. I haven't even decided if I'm putting up a tree this year.

Way to go on your new streak!

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