Dec 27, 2016

Brown, bare, and bright

Here's the new LED tree out of the box.  My first totally bare tree.  Each limb has several branches that are movable and the brown is lightly flocked.  The LED lights are not as sparkly as the old ones, but actually quite nice in the warm white.  I think using it indoors with ornaments would be different, but I would love to have several glowing in the back yard or in the wooded areas. Haven't opened the twig one yet.  It doesn't have as many lights and looks more like a maple tree.  Who knows?  By next year, 2743 hot flashes from now, I may want a white one with multi colored lights and keep these in the attic.  But I've learned that if you like something, get it, you may never have the opportunity again.
 
 
I have to tell you what happened last week with the cookies.  You already know that my husband claims I am always right (or think I am).  After baking the snowball cookies, I put them in a container and placed with the others on the cold concrete floor in the garage.  It was really cold out but I didn't expect them to freeze.  The next day, Mark asked to test one so I brought in the container.  A few minutes later I asked how they were, and he answered, "frozen".  I barked that they can't be, not overnight in the garage.  He insisted.  To prove him wrong, I flipped the lid off and latched my fat crooked fingers onto the top cookie.  As I lifted that sugar coated ball from the container, the other four dozen came with it.  Firmly attached to one another in a frozen mass.  I felt like I was in an episode of Raymond.
The pressure to be right ALL the time is exhausting, so I appreciated the break.
 
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17 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I like the tree. Could see them inside and outside.

Glad you got a "always right" break. LOL

Happy New Year

gracie said...

I love the tree....sorry about the cookies. Who would think they would freeze while in the garage!?

JodiBlonde Fletcher said...

My daughters and I say that my husband was born with all the knowledge and feels it is his duty to disburse said knowledge to all. He says it is a huge responsibility.

I agree that if you love something you should get it to enjoy. That chance may never come again.

diamondc said...

Marly: I love that tree, it is beautiful without ornaments.
I am still laughing about the cookies, so funny, I put containers in the garage sometimes but here in Minnesota I have to be careful they could freeze in a couple of hours.

I hope Carol is doing better, I hope Chris is better also.

Have a Blessed New Year
Catherine

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

tree is awesome! we miss the Raymond episodes, our favorite!
L

Robin in Virginia said...

Love the tree! I need to see if I can find one. I would love to set one up in a corner on the porch. Sorry the snowball cookies froze! Bet they were tasty once they thawed out.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Haha! Thanks for the laugh.
Lauren

C. M. Designs said...

I love your tree. I think the idea of putting three or five in the woods would be dazzling..........so pretty.
Charlotte in Va.

Carol said...

Ha ha--love that story, Marly! I never thought about using my garage floor as a freezer, but now might have a new storage space during holidays :)

Love your newest tree--they would be so pretty in the yard!

Barb said...

Such a funny story. I can imagine a similar conversation in this house, outcomes the same too! What pretty new tree.

Kaisievic said...

The tree looks fabulous - great choice and lol! re the cookie story.

Marilyn said...

I think the tree will be pretty without ornaments.
Funny story about the cookies. :)
Love your response.
Marilyn

Annmarie said...

LOVE THE TREE.....good thing I don't live in your area or I'd be buying one for sure. Lots of possibilities and my grand kids would like that it has lots of light. My Charlie Brown tree is very skinny with dull lights. Happy New Year

Margaret said...

That cracked me up with the cookies. lol! Love the tree -- looks so pretty. You were smart to get the trees while you could.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

my husband agrees - being right ALL the time can be exhausting! You didn't tell him they were supposed to be stuck together? It's a snowball clump!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love the tree....but outside? Really? Oh yeah...all kinds of gorgeous...but are they outdoor-suitable? (Sorry, you have to remember I live in Nod...and in a day or two, that thing could be either covered in snow or blown to Kansas....(spent the last two nights here in the dark....seems like power outages are all the rage here this year....) Can't wait to see the other one. And I'm glad someone understands how exhausting it is having to be right all the time... And the older one gets, and the more one forgets, the more exhausting it gets.... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Theresa said...

I really love the tree. It does glow so pretty. Sorry about those cookies, but it was so funny...

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