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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:00 AM

Jane Fonda: SCREW IT! I'M GOING TO DECORATE!

SCREW IT! IíM GOING TO DECORATE!
JaneFonda.com
December 17, 2020

Link: https://www.janefonda.com/2020/11/screw-it-im-going-to-decorate/

SHOWING OFF MY TREE (beautiful photos of her ornaments)
December , 2020

Link: https://www.janefonda.com/2020/11/showing-off-my-tree/

Snips....
It may well just be me at Christmas time.
Iíve posted pictures of my Christmas tree over the years. Itís 14 feet tall and plastic. My daughter, Vanessa, persuaded me to stop using real trees about a decade ago and I must admit plastic ones are easier cause the lights are already attached (but I add some red heart-shaped lights). Itís also easy to put up but the decorating part takes 2 days each wayÖ2 days to put up and 2 days to take down and this Holiday Iíll be on my own to do itÖwith a very tall ladder.

Still, Iím going to do it. I decided today. Iíll start the day after Thanksgiving. I mean, if Iím going to do it I might as well have it up a full month.

My squirrel can see the tree through the window. Sheís quite fat now. Weíre talking liposuction fat. Should I stop feeding her? There are squirrel experts among you thatís why Iím asking. BTW, when Iím late putting peanuts (in their shells) in her feeder, she comes onto my porch and looks through the window for me.

Most of my time these days is spent writing climate articles and my opening for our weekly virtual Fire Drill Fridays and reading. I read about a book a week. I stop everything around 6pm, watch the Rachel Maddow show and then scroll around for shows to watch. Iíve pretty much scraped the bottom of the barrel watching things I never thought Iíd see. I wonít name names. But last night, the new season of ďThe CrownĒ started and itís really good. Also, a multi-parter on Showtime about Ronald Reagan which tells the real story of his rise and the effect he had on American politics. Finally the truth!

I did it myself. It took 2 days. I put the TV music station on a listened to cool jazz. My college music.










I'm sure there's a lot of her family history hanging on that beautiful tree, with tons of memories.

Not religious any more but I do miss those days long ago when my wife (RIP) and both kids were little and the annual ritual of getting all the decorations from our attic, and the days of fun watching it all come together. Some days, getting old just sucks.


KY......

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Reply Jane Fonda: SCREW IT! I'M GOING TO DECORATE! (Original post)
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2020 OP
littlemissmartypants Nov 2020 #1
xxqqqzme Nov 2020 #2
Rorey Nov 2020 #3
onetexan Nov 2020 #4
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2020 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2020 #12
MissB Nov 2020 #13
calimary Nov 2020 #6
janterry Nov 2020 #8
arlyellowdog Nov 2020 #7
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2020 #11
mnhtnbb Nov 2020 #9
Freedomofspeech Nov 2020 #10
Upthevibe Nov 2020 #14
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 #15

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:19 AM

1. ❤ nt

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 06:56 AM

2. She uses garlands of beads too.

I love garlands on Christmas trees.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:17 AM

3. It's pretty cool that she does it herself

I mean, instead of paying someone else to do it.

Personally, I wouldn't have put on that mushroom decoration. Thanks to the description of something given by Stormy Daniels, I can hardly stand to look at mushrooms anymore.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:26 AM

4. Beautiful! Love Jane Fonda

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:38 AM

5. Wow! That is one perfect tree!

I'm guessing she doesn't have a cat or a dog??

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 09:50 AM

12. No cat, that's for darn sure.









Happy holidays, Rhiannon!........ ........

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:17 AM

13. We are getting a puppy

the week before Christmas.

I think I have the gate thing figured out. Maybe.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:49 AM

6. We stopped using real trees years ago.

Artificial only. Iíve always hated it when trees are cut down. For ANY reason.

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Response to calimary (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:14 AM

8. We decorate our Norfolk Pine

 

we've had it for years - it has grown quite large .

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 07:58 AM

7. I went crazy tacky lights

In 2016, my husband died. I got cancer surgery and chemo, and the horror of the election. I lost all desire to celebrate. This year, it started with just one string on the porch. Then I dig out the Peanuts scene, the giant candy canes, the blow up Santa and giant Feliz Navidad sign. I hung out the upstairs window to string colored lights. My daughter came over. I thought she was doing an intervention. But she and her little son had ordered a 9 foot Santa carrying a tree in a vintage 1940s truck. Iím so happy this year. I have the tackiest display on the block.

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Response to arlyellowdog (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 09:37 AM

11. "I thought she was doing an intervention." LOL.

You could not have bought any better therapy! I think that's why Jane did hers.

Plus, the children in your area get to enjoy it. They'll see it as beautiful, not tacky!

KY........ ..........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:26 AM

9. I love the two Oscars just sort of stuck on the bookcase

off to the side.

That is a serious Christmas tree!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 08:38 AM

10. I thought the same thing about the Oscars...

I love all the memories on her tree.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:25 AM

14. KY_EnviroGuy...

Great post! Thank you....I love Jane Fonda. .....Very cool that she said she stops everything at 6:00 p.m. to watch Rachel!

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 10:53 PM

15. You're quite welcome. Feels great to celebrate some normalcy with someone we admire.

Tons of history hanging from that tree, some of which I bet she inherited from her mom and dad!


KY..........

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