Oh Christmas Tree.. So many boxes of ornaments. So much stuff to put around. So many lights to put on the tree. So many icicles. And then there are the bows. I love bows.
The lights. Have to check to make sure they're all working. So we plugged the first set of twinkle lights into the wall. Success they made it through to another year. We plugged the second set into the wall. Success, no wait two of them aren't working. I have to find the dead lights. I get the flashlight out of the kitchen to see if I can find the ones with the black burn spot. Found them one red and one green one. Unfortunately we don't have any replacement lights. Oh well we can live with two burned out lights. If we put them in the back no one will see them anyway. Perfect.
Oh no, now half of the string of lights isn't working. Now what? Well let's see if there are other loose lights. I started checking a few and viola they all came on, except for the two burned out ones. Nice.
Next my husband Ed started putting on the lights. I wonder if he was remembering the conversation he had with our grandson, Patrick on Thanksgiving. Oh how they laughed. I like the lights placed a certain way. Sometimes it takes a few times to get it right. If you have to take them off, you have to take them off. Right?
Hahahaha, they continued laughing. "And then there are the icicles." Chimed dear Patrick. They were having so much fun. I like the icicles started from the bottom so they look like they are layered. I don't like bunches of them throw on the tree. Two or three at a time is plenty. Right?
Now the time had come for the lights to be put on the tree.Ed said "I really hate this part." I just smiled. I knew the lights would look just right. We only has to move them a couple of times. There that wasn't so bad.
The ornaments went on smoothly. Ed said he would let me put the ornaments on the tree. I knew where they went and he didn't want to mess up my pattern. The only thing I was doing was making sure I didn't have all the red ones in one spot. He did put on a few. He did quite well.
Ah yes time for those pesky icicles! I started from the bottom to get the layered look. Ed started from the top and wanted to meet me in the middle. Uh no. He just looked at me. "What difference does it make?" he asked. "A lot." I said not wanting to go into the proper way to place icicles. I know we have this discussion every year. He put on a few and slowly backed away. I didn't see him for a while. He was putting other stuff around. Did a good job too!
My bows. I love bows. I have them almost everywhere. They make the house look so festive. Ed says it seems like overkill. He was quite happy with the six our granddagher Veda put in his office. She did make the comment "Gramma you sure have a lot of bows." One can't have too many bows. Can they?
Ed only threw empty boxes at me once. We have survived another Christmas tree decorating experience.
I don't think I'm really that bad. Do you?