December 11, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree

We went to the massive Canadian Tire just off Dundas Square yesterday in search of our first ever artificial tree.

We thought it best not to try and drag a real tree up into our 19th floor condo. We figured the clean up come the first week in January would be too much bother.

So, we selected an imitation Canadian Spruce that my beloved not only assembled but also decorated all by himself. It's our tradition to have spiked eggnog and watch some classic Christmas shows while we trim the tree. This time around I just enjoyed the eggnog on the couch and kept Mark company while singing along to "We're a Couple of Misfits"*.

On Sunday night we were treated to a visit from our former Kingston neighbours Tammy & Mike, along with their daughter Bo and her boyfriend Bryan. It was so nice to catch up with them!

*A reference to that beloved 1964 animated show "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" that might actually be a "surreal and disturbing tale of a child with a congenital deformity whose parents cower in shame, a child who can only find solace by running away from it all with a possibly gay, misfit elf that’s struggling with ethnic and class-based employment issues" 

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