• Just this week friends gave us a wonderful holiday present. We now have a beautiful quilted, velvet Christmas tree skirt, monogrammed with our name, under our tree.
This is a huge step up from our previous faded cotton, mis-stitched, puny Christmas tree skirt, that I purchased in a fit of cheap, when it was on sale at Lowe’s after the holidays.
• Our new perfect Christmas tree skirt has reminded of two things.
First, my mother, who enjoyed the giving and baking aspects of Christmas, did not care for Christmas decorating. AT ALL. Her example definitely rubbed off on me. Case in point? No nice Christmas tree skirt for us when I’m left in charge.
Second, I remembered Bernice [“you little fruitcake”], from Designing Women, wearing her Christmas tree skirt gift as a piece of clothing. It’s one of those classic sit-com moments that can still get me giggling. Timeless, you know?
• So without further ado, and with a hat tip to memories past, I give you today’s chuckle. Enjoy, my friends.