just a smidgen

Our Christmas Tree

Outside the wind howls its tempest warning

and in the dawn’s advancing light..

inside all is hushed and sleepy quiet.

With a click.. our Christmas Tree’s gentle glow

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lights the room..

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and it begs me to stay..

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wrapped in blankets and puppy love..

just to hunker down

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and not let the wild day’s snow ride take hold..

and for the moment I yield

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settle in

hot coffee mug in hand

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before the sun’s light touches the steeple beyond

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our kitchen window

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and the morning stirs to life

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Every year I think this will be the year we buy a fresh Christmas tree..

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I so love the fragrant pine scented boughs!

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But I love having our tree up so very early every year..

just to enjoy mornings like this one!

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And for the same reason, it’s well past December 25th.. before we put “Christmas” away.

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It just makes sense to have this same steadfast tree to brighten our mornings and evenings..

and to decorate with scented, fresh boughs just before Christmas Eve.

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I’ll be back soon with a little healthy Christmas treat!xx

Love, Smidge 5


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