Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Monday, November 7th, 2011.

How are you this great Monday morning?

I am fantastic ….

Guess what I did on Saturday?

In the afternoon my daughter helped me assemble the Christmas tree.

I started the decorating process (still have to finish).

Put up some garland and most of my angel collection.

Always start with the A-N-G-E-L-S……

I decided this time around that I would start with a few ornaments and work from there.

Usually I completely redecorate my Christmas tree about 4-5 times during the holiday season.

I always strive to make it better……. that’s okay….. the perfectionist!

Later on my neighbours and I put up the outside decorations.

It looks great.

Reminds me of the homes in the movies….. with garland and lights around the doors, around the windows and on the steps.

We even have matching miniature Christmas trees sitting on our front porches.

Of course positioned just so.

They were putting up the big, big trees at West Edmonton Mall when I was leaving work Friday night.

There is this huge one … (no idea of the height) that they were working on as I left the mall….

the girls had the bottom about 1/3 decorated …. I remarked how pretty it was and what a big job….

They had huge boxes of red and silver balls …… all sizes….

Now that’s a tree…… makes my 7 1/2 foot tree seem small….

I am always in awe of how pretty the staff make the mall look for Christmas.

You all know the big ship/boat on the main floor at the mall …… there is this huge bridge that goes over

the water ….. and it is all decorated with lights and ornaments and the boat, too.  OMG.

There were people on the bridge having their photos taken as I left the mall last night.

Seems like I am at the mall a lot (yes Friday and Sunday)….

For the first time in my life I am working at a mall and not shopping……

Anyway I love this time of year…..

Our store is decorated beautifully by the staff and we are playing Christmas music during store hours.

Just a peek into my holiday season.

I hope that yours is going great.

Special Hello: to every one of the seven billion inhabitants of the planet Earth and of course, to the all other creatures here as well…..

Always, Carol

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