Monday, December 3, 2007
Do I have to have a Christmas Tree??
I'm having a Christmas tree crisis this year. I have to laugh because well its one of those "that only happens to me" things. You may know that I was unable to get the Christmas tree's light to work when I originally tried to get it up one night last week. All week I patiently waited for Alan's return so he could get the lights working and we could decorate and all would be well in the land of Christmas trees. Alan started looking at the tree and he determined that it was just a broke tree. ( this was determined after shaking and twisting every single bulb ) Alan was also on call on Saturday so he is constantly being pulled away from the tree and time was ticking away. My precious time! I had made a schedule in my head as to how my Saturday was going to be played out. I even made the verbal announcement to the entire family during Saturday morning snuggle time. Well it was already well past noon and still NO TREE! So, I did the only thing I knew to do! Get the "old" tree out of the attic and put it up. The old tree is a small one and it lacks "fullness" if you know what I mean...... So I found some lights and began to cover it with lights. The kids were so thrilled to see something lit up. They put ornaments on it and were just thrilled to death. I have to admit the tree was UGLY, but it was a tree and it lit up. Now to my point....... This morning the kids let out a gasp and yelled that the tree had fallen over. WHAT??!!!??? How could that be? Who knows. The fact is that it was leaning over on the window. I was on my way out the door, so I just told Alan to go straighten it up for me. I asked him today what he did with the tree. He said that he tried to get it to stand back up but it appears that the ornaments are too heavy for it. As I type I'm looking over at the pitiful site of a tree and its propped up in the corner, the star is hanging on by a thread. I don't know what to do with it. Should I just take everything off and try it again? OR should I just stick my ficus tree (which already has lights) in the corner and be done with it.