First off, today is the birthday of one of the most patriotic guys in the Blogosphere - Sarge Charlie! Obviously you can't have a birthday without cake, especially if you're married to the Empress Bee who lives and breathes for cakes and cruising!, so for the Sarge, I found a nice patriotic piece of pastry to help him celebrate his day! Best wishes for a fantastic birthday and a terrific year to follow, Sarge!
Next, today wraps up the annual Christmas party over onboard the U.S.S. Enterprise that Captain Jean-Luc Picard is hosting and I actually managed to make it to the party this year. If you'd like to read my guest entry (along with my sorry attempts at writing dialogue!), please click on over to the Enterprise Christmas Party (Part 5) - my entry is the one in the middle - obviously! While you're there, please wish my good friend Jean-Luc a very happy Christmas!
And finally - the question for today's post. I got to thinking about this one the other day when I was thinking about getting my little three-foot pre-lit fiber optic Christmas tree out of its box so that I could at least make some attempt to decorate for Christmas -
When it comes to a Christmas tree, do you have an artificial tree or a real one?
Growing up we always had a real tree and I swore up and down that I would never ever in a million years have an artificial tree. Yeah ... well ... if there's one thing I've learned in life it's that you should never ever say never because once you say you're never going to do something, guess what you end up doing? Exactly!
Due to the small living room and overcrowding of furniture, not only do I not have a real tree anymore but I've even given up the full-size artificial tree for a very small one that I just pop out of the box and plug in for instant Christmas decorating. It's actually kind of sad and I miss having a full-size live tree that fills the house with the wonderful scent of pine but until I get a bigger place, I guess a small tree is better than no tree, right??
Now - over to you!