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#thisdaysjoy: finishing a hard thing
November 20, 2023
Okay, it may not be “hard” like threading a needle in the dark hard.
But getting the Christmas tree up and its lights on is easily the least fun job of the season.
After an emotionally scarring experience with a pre-lit tree and half a tree’s worth of lights that went out and never came back on.
I vowed “never again!” and each year I do it by hand — and as of right now, it’s done!
11 strands of lights
4 burned out bulbs replaced
3 hours listening to Beegie Adair, Ramsey Lewis, Oscar Peterson, and Jackie Gleason Christmas jazz 🎶
2 tangles that easily shook out
1 well-lit tree 🎄
0 swear words — a Christmas miracle right there!!!
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