The (not-so) Perfect Tree
This was the year that we were going to find the perfect tree. No more boosting the baby tree on a table so it could be seen through the window. This year, our Chrism tree would be worthy of the beautiful ornaments we've collected through the years. It would also be pre-lit because my patience usually wears thin by the second string of lights, resulting in a tree so unbecoming that even Charlie Brown would put it out on the curb.
After four stores and the better part of a morning, we found the perfect tree. Or so we thought.
Not 24 hours after admiring our tree's perfection, one whole section of lights decided to stop working. We found a customer service number to call, and we will, but I have a sinking feeling the fix is going to be to dismantle the tree, exchange it, and start again. I love decorating for the holidays, but with so much else to do, I'm not sure I love it enough to do it twice.
I did, however, find time to decorate my blog header for the holidays. You know, priorities. ☺