Christmas Trees

Holiday Conundrum

on November 21, 2013

I am not a decorate early kind of person. In fact, I’m not much of a holiday decorator at all. My sister got that gene. She decorates for every holiday throughout the year, and does the most at Christmas time. In fact, if you’re in her house while she’s decorating and sit still too long, she will wrap you in garland.

Xmas TreeBut this is not my thing. I put up a tree and some stockings and that’s it. Maybe a wreath on the door. But this year seems to be different. The spirit is hitting me early and hard. First, my sister (yes, that enabler mentioned above) sent me a pic of solar powered lights for my new fence. So, of course, I had to go looking for them. They are now draped along the sides of the fence and working beautifully. I think I was the first person in the entire neighborhood to put up any kind of Christmas lights.

Me! It’s so weird.

And then I found a lovely new tree. It’s the perfect height, pre-lit, and really soft. Even better? I got it for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS OFF. What a bargain?! Since I ordered it online, I thought it would take a while to arrive. Um… no. It’s here. And now I want to put it up. But not before Thanksgiving, right? I mean, I couldn’t do that. I’ve never done that. It’s just not right.

But with the changes in the house, this is the first year I can put the tree in front of the window. And it would look so pretty!

No. I must resist. What do you think? Do you go all out? Do you hate that Christmas infringes on Thanksgiving more and more every year? (For the record, I’m totally against stores being open on T’giving Day!)