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Let the Holidays Begin…

Posted on: December 22, 2009

Ciocia Ola is in town and spoiling Niko to the max: giving him lots of loves and hugs and laughs, and he is loving every minute of it! She has already taken so many pictures and videos that the memory card on her camera is full! So, we’re going to save them on our computer for now, so she can continue to document her stay here in Ottawa.

Ola was even here for The Great Christmas Tree Debacle of 2009. This happened when after trimming the whole tree: lights, garland, and decorations, we realized – after a day or so – that we had not cut off the base of the tree. Now, who knew that you are to tend to a Christmas tree just as you would a dozen roses: by cutting off the base so that it can absorb more water? Well, we certainly didn’t know this, or remember about it, until we were troubleshooting as to why our tree was dropping needles like crazy and its basin of water was still full. Oh, the base! So, an hour later we had our tree back and good to go.  And wasn’t that hour of “redecking the halls”, filled with so much joy? Yeah, right! Undecorating a tree, so you can lay it down and saw off the base in your living room, with a spunky and curious poodle helping out, doesn’t make for the most pleasant of evenings. 🙂 But we survived it, and redecorated, and now our tree is absorbing water like the best of them, and even has some presents underneath it!

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5 Responses to "Let the Holidays Begin…"

Hi OLA!! Oh and hello to that little human person NIKO

Oops, I posted , my post below. Little mistake. Hi Ola

I guess I didn’t, cause it wnt below the other one. Oops again, don’t get mad Allly Catty, I didn’t mean to ruin your beautiful BLOGGING page. Of bye bye

[…] Last weekend we took a family road trip to Toronto to meet up with Ciocia Ola, Uncle Bruce and to finally meet Little Emi. They were all in town for Bruce’s sister’s […]

[…] placed them on the tree. Doesn’t he get that there’s a plan here? That there’s a semblance, an order, a procedure we follow when we decorate? Clearly […]

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