After being gone for a week and coming home to a shit-ton of dirty laundry I would really like to sit back and relax, it's the whole need for a vacation to recover from your vacation thing, but no-can-do. I have a do-to list longer than Santa's naughty and nice list!
First on my list was to get all of my Christmas decorations up and clean my house so it's ready for our company and a party Friday night. Thankfully Babe brought all of my Christmas decorations downstairs while I was away so I was able to jump right in this morning.
The first room I tackled was the family room and entrance. I was so excited to get started, I love this time of year. I was however not so excited when I plugged in the tree only to see it light up in patches, it resembled a teenage boys spotty beard. After messing with each section, wiggling the wires and flicking about 500 lights my temper got the better of me and I pulled out the wire cutters. I decided to show that freaking tree just who was boss.
I did my best Dr. Evil laugh and got to snipping. After about an hour of cutting, untwisting and running artificial pine needles under my fingernails I came to the realization that I was a complete and total dumb-ass! Not only did I just waste an hour but now I had to make myself presentable for a trip to the store to buy new lights to come home and resume my battle.
By the end of the day I had transformed this
I'm ashamed to admit how many hours it took me to finish this 6 foot tree and fearful of what tomorrow is going to bring when I plug in my 10 footer! Since Babe will not let me go buy a new one I'm prepared for a trip to the corner to pick out a live tree. It's been 12-13 years since we've had a live tree, this just may be the incentive needed. I know my girls will be thrilled!
I will confess that the last time we had a live tree I wrapped that biotch up in a tree bag and drug it to the curb with the lights still on. That was the best $30 I ever wasted, some things are just worth the money and my sanity after the Holidays is one of them!
Come on back and link up, I have a feeling I'm gonna need the distraction!