Wednesday, December 21, 2005

O Kindling Tree, O Kindling Tree

Our Christmas tree is drying out quickly. The city has announced it will start picking up trees curbside on January 3rd, and mine will be out there well before that. I'm watering it furiously, but really, it is so much

Readily combustible material, such as dry twigs, used to kindle fires.
[Middle English, from Old English tynder.]
"tinder." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 21 Dec. 2005.

I'm not turning the lights on until Christmas Eve, and only then for like ten minutes.