Friday, December 23, 2016

The Avocado Seedling Christmas Tree

The Avocado Christmas Tree


I managed to find a picture of my avocado seedling Christmas tree!  I had apparently emailed a picture of it to a friend and retained the email.  :)  The year was 2012!  I guess my daughter was at university, not high school, as I had initially thought.  That's Dancer inspecting the decorations!

Here's what I had said in my email:

"Dancer checks out the Christmas tree, which is my avocado seedling (still in it's jar of water!)  :D  Daughter and I didn't feel like dragging out the fake pre-lit tree and decorating it - too much work, she said - but I still wanted a Christmas tree.  So, I decorated the avocado.  It's live, it's evergreen, it's our Christmas tree!  :D"

Yes, I put my gifts to my daughter under the avocado seedling Christmas tree!  

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We are having a quiet day, today.  It's grey, drizzly day; a major storm is expected to move in tonight.  I am not complaining, since we need all the rain we can get.  I did office work most of the day; it is all done and sent off before I take some time off, next week.

I received the sad news that my neighbor's husband passed away, today.  I called and left a message of sympathy.  I will need to rethink my gift to her.  I don't think she'll be in the mood to celebrate Christmas under the circumstances.

Today, I am grateful for:
- Each new day.
- The blessing of rain for my parched garden.
- The packages that are arriving, as each one means that someone cared enough to send them.
- The holiday greeting cards I am receiving as they, too, mean someone cared enough to send them.
- Being able to celebrate this holiday season with my daughter.

How was your day?  Hope it was filled with blessings.  

12 comments:

  1. So impressed by that tree. Sorry to read about your neighbour. Bereavement is especially hard at this time of year. I hope you have a good weekend

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    1. Thank you, Angela. The avocado seedling eventually died during the heat of the summer. But it made a nice little Christmas tree for us, that year. :)

      Yes, it is going to be a very difficult Christmas for my neighbor and her children.

      I hope you have a very happy Christmas, Angela, and celebrate it with family and friends.

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  2. That's a great picture with the cat investigating the avocado Christmas tree. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Bless.

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    1. Thank you, Live and Learn. Wish you and yours the same.

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  3. I love the avocado seedling as a Christmas tree. Such a sweet idea.
    So sorry to hear about your neighbour. Bereavement just seems even more difficult at a time when everyone else seems to be celebrating.
    Blessings of the season to you and yours. X

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    1. Thank you, Jules.

      Yes, it is hard to lose someone so close to the holidays, but I spoke with my neighbor this morning and she seems very composed.

      Wish you and your family a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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  4. so sorry to hear about your neighbour's loss. I think this time of year makes those losses harder somehow.

    I love the idea of the avocado seedling - did it survive? Or did Dancer have it? x

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    1. Yes, losing someone is hard, but especially so during the holidays, I think.

      The avocado seedling survived Dancer (he didn't try to eat it), but not the heat wave during the following summer. Should try to grow another one.

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  5. What Sad news about your neighbours husband.

    I am just having 5 minutes with my favourite blogs before I turn the lights out. I expect we will be up early as usual tomorrow even though there is no FC here any more.

    Wishing you and your DD a happy Christmas, hope you have a lovely time Xx

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Wish you and your family the same. :)

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  6. So sorry to hear about your neighbor. Sending prayers to the family.
    Loved reading about the tree.. Dancer is really cute and checking it out.
    Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Merry Christmas to you, too, and your family. :)

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