In recent years, the festivity has decreased in intensity. No more Santa suits, the kids know who man really is, it is no longer fun for them. Kids have other interests in life and don't want to help out with decorating the Christmas tree. I think some years we didn't even have the tree up.
I finally got the tree up this week, but was hoping some kids would help me decorate it. None came forward, so I did it all myself today. At first I was going to put up just a few globes but then I thought this might be the last year I will do it. Not because of the kerfuffle with the Mayans. So I went all out and used every ornaments found in the box. Then I recalled an idea I got from Runner's World magazine's Facebook page. Race medals! I only have a handful but I think it's just about right.
|Qaptain Qwerty's 2012 Qristmas tree.|
|A different view of the Christmas tree.|
|Close-up to show the medal from the inaugural Brooklyn Marathon, 2011 and in the shape of the Grand Army Plaza arch, on the right. The 2012 Brooklyn Marathon medal is on the left, which showcases the Brooklyn Bridge.|
|Close-up of the Yonkers 2012 Marathon medal, in the shape of New York State.|
|I live in Queens for over 13 years, so it's my second favorite NYC borough. The Queens 10K medal features the Unisphere of Flushing Meadows Park.|
|The Bronx 10-Mile medal shows the gate of Bronx Zoo. What would be a better icon to represent the Bronx? I don't know. Along with Staten Island, Bronx is among the least-visited boroughs for me.|
|Sigh, I sure was hoping to run the NYC Marathon a third time, but Sandy dashed that hope. At least I will get my money back.|
Look at other photos in Runner's World Timeline in Facebook while you are there.
Thanks go to my #1 Reader, TOTA, for sending the Christmas tree and the ornaments.