Blogmas Day 12: Christmas Tree

Christmas tree in the living room.
The branches have settled into their natural position, and Attila has begun to decorate the tree.  Me, I am supervising, silently of course, so as not to disturb the creative flow.

I missed Blogmas Day 11!  Well, I was here for it, but my fingers weren’t doing the walking.  It wasn’t an eventful day, the highlight was Attila’s foray to find a Christmas Tree.  He brought home a very nice real tree.  It looked small last night, all wrapped up with twine and frozen.

I do love a real Christmas Tree!  When I got up to go the washroom during the night, I was greeted at the bedroom door with the scent of pine.  It is true that certain smells can trigger memories, and my memories connected to the scent of pine are warm and wonderful.

The tree did not seem small this morning!  The branches had descended overnight, to their full reach.  Furniture needed further adjustment.  After dinner Attila got out the boxes of Christmas decorations and we spent the evening decorating the tree.  Well, more accurately Attila decorated, I supervised, and we both reminisced.

I have been buying bananas when they are marked down.  As it turns out this is working out very well.  There are always spots that are brown and some that are too far gone to use.  I save the slightly brown spots and use them immediately to make muffins.  I compost the peels and bits that are too far gone.   It is surprising how little waste there is in these marked down bananas, even though they aren’t pretty when purchased. I peel them, trim them, place them on a cookie sheet, put them in the freezer and leave them there until the next day, remove the frozen bananas from the pan, put them in a plastic bag, seal it and put it back in the freezer.

A frozen banana in the blender with 3/4 cup of milk whips up into a sort of banana “ice cream”, and it is oh so good!

The oil furnace kicked in today to heat the house.  It is a dryer heat, and sure enough, this evening I had another nose bleed.  Again, it was easy to control with a brief application of pressure, so it is a big improvement.  I think I need to go back to the ENT and have a second cauterization!



Date: 9:00 AM EST Wednesday 12 December 2018
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 102.2 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: -4.4°C
Dew point: -5.9°C
Humidity: 90%
Wind: ENE 7 km/h
Wind Chill: -8
Visibility: 13 km


“It is fun to be in the same decade with you.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1882 – 1945

I love that I can say this about so many beautiful people!

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That _IS_ a cheery tree! 🙂


Looks like a fun start to your tree.

Sorry to hear you still have a bleeder. Did the ENT say an additional cauterization was possible?

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Does your house have enough moisture? Or does that not make any difference to your nosebleeds? Everett has gotten some nasty ones in winter and a bowl of water kept on the heat register seems to help. -Kate