Year 3 of using the same year round indoor tree ~
the Christmas my oldest grand-daughter,
Sabrina, when she was here, on break from
Studying Animation at the New England Institute of Art.
decorated the schffleura tree. When I said I was
not having a tree that year she had a plan!
I had for the past few years celebrated Christmas
at her house. My tree and ornaments had gone to
her house after my divorce… I’d been living with them.
Three years ago, Sabrina’s mother and sister
moved to Texas, and Sabrina came to my house
on breaks since I live closer to her school in Boston.
Sabrina (Brina or Bree…or Zelda☺) now lives with
her mother and sister in Texas and is planning to
transfer to the Institute of Art in Dallas.
On the scheffleura remains an ornament she left behind.
It was hidden behind a large leaf and not noticed for
several months. I decided it would stay there, year ‘
round and be the only ornament on the tree as a reminder
of that fun Christmas with her when we watched movies
in Japanese and enjoyed each others company.
Blue is her favorite color, and she decorated the tree
in all blue ornaments.
A new ornament, an Origami star, was given to me
last week by Nai, an artist friend. I love her origami that
she says she loves to do and it relaxes her. Nai decorates
and folds the stars with love. She immigrated to Maine from
China when a young woman.
In place of a tree skirt this year, I used the gift bag from
my artist friend, Freda. it is colorful and delightful to look at.
I especially love the whimsical trees on the side of the bag.
Wishing all a New Year of Peace, love and prosperity.
by becca givens