Today was “get the tree” day here, so we were at the Boy Scout lot when they opened at 9:00 a.m. this morning. The cat slept on. We forgot the camera, but we were the first ones on the lot and the young guys there were eager to help us. Loaded and tied onto the car, off we went to Starbucks, where Barbara had a steamed apple juice w/ cinnamon & caramel and I got an eggnog latte.
We had decided to get a smaller tree this year ( just about six feet) after some ceiling-scrapers the last few years, but it sure looks tiny to us. We’re hoping we’ll get used to it, or that maybe it will look taller with the tree topper on it, or whatever. I figure a few more coffee-and-Emmet’s will solve the problem.
Next, of course comes the decorating, first lights – hope none of the strings are burned out – then the ornaments. The problem with a much smaller tree is we have room for far less stuff on it, so decisions will be made. Of course the Enterprise will be on it, and the Harry Potter and Hedwig ornaments will go on, and the special things and colored balls and all, just a lot less of them.
We still have outdoor stuff to do; the wreath is already up, and the house lights, but the front door surround (more lights) and another wreath for the front door are still to go. Then we will start on the inside: mantle, dining room table, coffee table, and all the rest. There may be another post as the process continues, or maybe I’ll be too tired.. Meanwhile, the cat is still sleeping, now under the tree.