This past weekend, I attended a tree trimming get-together.
The ratio was about 8 to 1 – for every 8 that made it on the tree, I dropped 1. Suffice to say that I am more than thankful that the baubles I handled were indestructible. (Thanks for being so understanding, Nancy.)
Those of you with arthritic hands know how ineffective your grip can be at the best of times. When fatigued, that extra pinching effort can make or break . . . the trimming of the tree. (If you know someone who has rheumatoid arthritis, on behalf of all of us, our “pinchers” don’t work as well as we’d like, so a little understanding goes a long way.)
I took something home from this, though. The next night we put up our tree. I knew that many of our decorations would not survive a drop to the floor, so I made sure that I was well-rested.
I’m happy to report that no decorations were injured in the trimming of our tree.
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!
Whether u wish someone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza or —, it is the sentiment of good wishes that counts.
— MariannaPaulson (@AuntieStress) December 7, 2012
Whatever your holiday celebrations include, I hope that you are safe, healthy and secure. May you always have enough to eat, a warm place to sleep, friends and family to support you, and techniques and strategies to move you through the dark days and into the lighter ones.