I finally put up my Christmas decorations and tree today. My tree has my “Faith” ornament front and center, right next to my favorite ornament, which is a glass globe with a picture of Ms. Patti LaBelle.
It was a dollar at Big Lots several years ago, and I just can’t help it – I think it’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. I love Ms. Patti, don’t get me wrong – but it’s a crappy screen printing job of a crappy photo. So, obviously, it’s just not Christmas without my Patti LaBelle ornament.
Usually, it’s not Christmas without stockings, but I made an exception this year. I have three stocking hooks, and they spell out “Joy.” I have a stocking for me, for Foxie Doxie and for the Geriatric Poodle.
I was going to put up all three, but I just couldn’t do it. And stockings without the Geriatric Poodle? Would spell out “Yo?” Or “Oy?”
It’s just not right.
But his life partner, Camelia the Fleece Camel, is on the tree. And I put his collar at the very top of the tree, around the star. Which seems fitting. And I can’t stop looking at it.