Monday, December 21, 2009
Travis and I normally get a 6' real tree at Christmas. We go to a Christmas tree lot, tromp around for a few minutes selecting the perfect tree, tie it to the roof of the car, hack off the bottom of the trunk in the driveway, drag it through the door, and then futz with the tree stand for half an hour, but this year, because we were out of town all last week and didn't want a live tree in the house with no water, we opted for an inexpensive 2' pre-lit Target brand Christmas tree in a lovely little red pot that matches my furniture perfectly. We bought a bag of cranberries and each made a garland, and from the Target paper sack, I cut out a star for the top of the tree. It's our low-key, effortless Christmas tree. Next year, we'll pick up our regular traditions again.
If I don't have time to post in this space again this week, I hope you all have a very memorable and happy holiday. May you get everything you wish for!