Finally Decorating The Christmas Tree

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    Dec 07, 2014 7:27 PM GMT
    I love a Christmas tree, I just hate the annual job of decorating it. Which started in 1962 and that I've done for virtually every year since. Beginning at age 13 when my Mother announced that henceforth I would decorate the family Christmas tree on my own, as well as the house interior. My Father initially retained his job of handling the outside decorations, but in 2 years I was doing those, too.

    My Mother explained that I was better at holiday decorating than she was, and certainly better than my Father. Which really surprised me, because she was very good herself, and I hadn't been lobbying for the job. You think she knew something about me? icon_wink.gif

    So what are you guys doing with decorations? Already done, in the process like me, procrastinating, or not doing anything? A modest effort, or a huge production?

    I work in little spurts, then rest, all the bending and reaching kills my back. Plus I've gotta go out for dinner again tonight (our party of 5 includes an RJer). I think I'll be done by midday tomorrow.
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    Dec 08, 2014 12:18 AM GMT
    My motto is "minimum effort, maximum results."

    It never takes me more than 30 minutes to decorate for any holiday.

    I do something I've never seen anyone else do - string old fashioned big bulb colored lights on the evergreen topiaries flanking my front door to mimic the classic colors each window of my house facade glows for the season from WITHIN. Photos don't do it justice (the topiary lights look white, for example) but my house literally "slows" traffic. Here's how it looks from the street:

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    Here's a glimpse of how it looks from the inside:

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    Good thing I took out an IP patent. Look for eagermuscle on "Shark Tank."

    As for Christmas trees I decorated a few with great success even though it still strikes me as pagan to erect a dead tree indoors to decorate. Yet I also couldn't resist this little tree bejeweled with crystal autumn apples and pears which I keep on my foyer table mid-December through New Year's:

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    Takes 3 seconds to retrieve, set up and plug in. Sometimes less is more!

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    Dec 09, 2014 4:10 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidMy motto is "minimum effort, maximum results."

    It never takes me more than 30 minutes to decorate for any holiday.

    I do something I've never seen anyone else do - string old fashioned big bulb colored lights on the evergreen topiaries flanking my front door to mimic the classic colors each window of my house facade glows for the season from WITHIN. Photos don't do it justice (the topiary lights look white, for example) but my house literally "slows" traffic. Here's how it looks from the street:

    1418isj.jpg

    Here's a glimpse of how it looks from the inside:

    qqpwy0.jpg

    Good thing I took out an IP patent. Look for eagermuscle on "Shark Tank."

    As for Christmas trees I decorated a few with great success even though it still strikes me as pagan to erect a dead tree indoors to decorate. Yet I also couldn't resist this little tree bejeweled with crystal autumn apples and pears which I keep on my foyer table mid-December through New Year's:

    2cnjz9x.jpg

    Takes 3 seconds to retrieve, set up and plug in. Sometimes less is more!


    VERY COOL and totally unique. The "light from within" is a great concept.

    One thing about us gay guys, jock or not, is that "the decorator will out!" I don't know what makes for the connection, but I'm glad we've got it in us!
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    Dec 09, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    O you wacky yet fun-filled goyim