The Love/Hate Relationship of Christmas Decorations
But I sure hate the process!
Reshaping the branches.
Adding the lights.
Putting on beads.
Then adding all the decorations. I have tons, but this is the easiest part.
Oh, and all the vacuuming to pick up all the green fake needles all over the place. All. Over. The. Place. And I don't like vacuuming to begin with. Those fake needles are the gift that keeps on giving year round.
For the past few years, I have put up one big tree, and a couple of smaller ones. In the other place I lived, the smaller trees were in the bedrooms, so I was spread out. Last year, there was a forest in my dining area.
This year, just the big one and the staircase are being decorated.
Thanksgiving came so late this year that I normally would have decorated the actual week of instead of after. However, I've been doing crafts, you know. (And they didn't sale this past weekend, so I have another show coming up this one.)
Sunday night I got it assembled. Last night about 9:00 I started with the lights.
Please, oh, please let me finish tonight!
Normally they come down the day after Christmas. At that point, I am done. However, I think they need to be up a full month to make it worth it, so this year, they may well be up until New Year's.
If it doesn't get decorated tonight... MLK Day.