[Ed. Note: Despite, or maybe because of, all the horrible news happening, I wanted to post something light and seasonal, EOS-like]
Our tree is up and lit. The decorations (and tinsel if I get my way!) will wait until the children come home.
I have a bone to pick with the tree lighting manufacturer, Phillips. We bought a couple replacement strands this year, what I thought was identical to the old ones but come to find out, not only are the bulbs smaller, but they’ve added PURPLE as a strand color. Nothing says Christmas like purple?! It’s a horrid color on the strand and once this tree comes down, those strands (the two at the bottom of the tree – you can see the purple ones easily!) will be donated somewhere to someone who either loves purple or is color blind!
Then there was the matter of the pathetic wind chime outside. Can’t chime with one pipe!! It was so old and beat, with pieces all over the front porch. Very sad chimeless chime.
So I bought myself a Christmas present. A Woodstock Gregorian Alto Chime. Cool website with a Sound Room tab to hear each chime before ordering. I debated between the Amazing Grace chime and the one I bought, the Gregorian. Truth be told, they all sound alike to me.
And when I put up this video, it reminded me of one of the very first posts I had on this site. Chimes from our Rhode Island neighbor on a windy day. I love this video and some days, for the heck of it, listen to it for no reason. It was before I poneyed up money to WordPress to have my own videos so this was posted on my YouTube Channel.