02 December 2007

A (warped) Christmas Carol

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,

How deadly are your branches!

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas Tree,

You've caused some second glances.

Your M1-G's, Your M-16's

Attached grandes on 203's.

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,

Those tangos stand no chances!

With 556 and 762's,

And IBA all strong and new,

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,

Such pleasure do you bring me!

Yes folks, this is my real tree this year. (Actually, it's a rosemary bush because I like to steal a sprig now and then for my spaghetti sauce.) I'd love to claim this decorative theme as my original idea, but it was inspired by a photo from a few years ago taken on a FOB somewhere in Iraq. (Wish I could have gotten a hold of some mini C-wire for tinsel, but one has to improvise when necessary.) There's also some firefighting gear on "my" half of the tree but I couldn't make that work when re-engineering the song so I left it out. And just so y'all don't think I've forgotten the true "reason for the season," there are several angel, (the real kind, not ones like me,) cross and star ornaments as well. But since I'm making it my personal mission to handle my guy's deployment in a positive, supporting manner, I simply couldn't resist a little something different in my holiday decorations. I'll add more (better) photos as soon as I can get them downloaded but for now, I hope you can appreciate the general idea and maybe even understand how a little humor (even the twisted kind) can help when coping with a 15 month deployment.

Fa la la la la....Angel Out!


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