Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge

Tree Topper

This is also known as 20 things to do when you are trying to write your weekly blog post, but all you can think about is all the things you have to do between now and the end of the year and how much you want to see Star Wars.

  1. Go for a walk
  2. Bring in the mail
  3. Watch as the box tower you made out packages already received and haven’t yet had a chance the inclination to wrap sways dangerously from side to side as you attempt to add one more to the pile
  4. Decide protection of life, limb, and property is worth a few minutes spent wrapping
  5. Run out to the store to purchase more wrapping paper
  6. Issue an all points bulletin on the tape that you could have sworn you left on the table and yet is nowhere to be seen
  7. Locate lost tape the minute you return to the wrapping area with a new spool
  8. Open another package after realizing the paper you cut for the first package was the wrong size
  9. Treat paper cut
  10. Wonder why you didn’t pay for the gift wrap option when purchasing presents
  11. Pour yourself another cup of coffee / tea / water / wine
  12. Return to the computer to intent to write, only to discover 100 handy dandy rules for evil overlords (which are also good tips for how not to write clichéd villains / confrontation scenes and therefore, valuable research and definitely not a time waster)
  13. Head over to another room to turn on some music
  14. Trip over discarded cardboard
  15. Catch your reflection as you reorganize pile of excess cardboard waste and ponder whether or not it is time for a haircut
  16. Look again at the package tower and remember why you didn’t pay for the gift wrap option while also forgetting about scheduling a haircut
  17. Return to the computer read about Hugh’s Photo Challenge and his charity, The Dog Trust, and decide that you’d like to support a cause whose mission is to help all dogs enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction while wishing there was a similar one for all people
  18. Take a picture
  19. Eat a cookie
  20. Relax and be happy

25 thoughts on “Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge

  1. Lol! I send mine to people from amazon. And they’ll wrap it if you want but i decline. So people can receive their ratchet gift package haha!

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    1. If only my kids weren’t so big on tearing up the paper like Tasmanian devils and would let me get away with just handing them a box… Unfortunately there have been a few times they’ve thought the box was the better present so it would be the same as handing it to them unwrapped.

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      1. Maybe u can just give them the bubble wrap and box next year while they’re still young enough for it to entertain them lol


      2. But that would mean I wouldn’t get to play with the bubble wrap 🙂

        I heard about a company that is getting ready to make pop-less bubble wrap. Some inventions do not need to be made.

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  2. Hi Allie, thank you so much for participating in my Christmas Tree Topper Challenge in aid of The Dogs Trust charity. I think you tree top star looks superb. At least you have managed to put up and decorate the tree amongst the chaos this time of year can bring us. By participating in the challenge, not only have you helped us get nearer our target, but you have also given a homeless dog a meal and may even have helped find one of the dogs a new loving home.

    Thank you very much.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Best wishes,
    Hugh 🎅


    1. It helps that I have a crack team of elves who helped me this year with the interior decorations rather than running off with the ornaments and hiding them in between couch cushions (or worse, broken them) as they’ve done in the past.

      I was more than happy to help support your goal. My late big sweetie was once a rescue himself.

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  3. Lovely tree topper, Allie! And I hope the wrapping drama has passed and all is well. I can’t wait to see Star Wars either – I’m booked to go this coming Wednesday. I’d even dress up but I don’t think my family would want to come with me 🙂


    1. LUCKY!!!

      Lamont told me that he didn’t care to see it.

      Once I got over my initial, “It’s like I don’t even know you!” I realized that this means I don’t have to worry about hiring a sitter so now all I have to do is patiently wait for a friend to return from holiday travels all while avoiding spoilers. Just a tiny challenge.

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      1. Yes. I’ve basically told everyone they are dead to me if they share any spoilers 😀 And I was planning on going alone, tbh – I was surprised my family wanted to come too. Fingers crossed you get to go soon and I won’t share any spoilers, promise 🙂


      2. The stars aligned! My boys were invited to a sleepover and Lamont changed his mind (peer pressure can be a good thing). Then, and I don’t know how this is possible, nor am I questioning it, I found a theater somewhat nearby that still had a pair of tickets. I get to go TONIGHT! I feel like Charlie from Willy Wonka.

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    1. Okay – how about replacing that one with “locate the scissors which have now also gone missing”

      I am going to hope that when I am seventy I’ll have figured out how to wrap on arrival so that I don’t have to exile myself in another room for several hours while the rest of the family has fun.


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