If you don't hear from me in a couple of days, send out Search and Rescue!
I did get a tree up this year, the first in probably 12 years. I wanted a live tree but had no way to get one here. My cleaning lady was coming last Friday and her boyfriend was also coming to do some yard work, so they picked one up for me. I had purchased what I thought was a Vicky-proof tree stand and then couldn't figure out how to get it together. They rescued me and installed it in the stand and in the den, hauled down boxes and boxes of decorations from the "holiday closet" upstairs, and the rest was up to me.
I had gotten four new strings of lights as mine were so old. Penny and I managed to get those on last weekend, and whatever ornaments were in the first two boxes I opened were what ended up on the tree. There was a box of little red bows and those filled in the gaps. Didn't do so great getting those lights on that blasted tree!
Don't laugh! I am SO not a decorator!
I plugged it in for about an hour or two last weekend, and then didn't plug it in until Wednesday this week. The lights died on the top half of the tree. I was so disgusted and was ready to just take the whole thing down. Then it got funny. And the more I looked at that ugly tree, the funnier it got! I didn't take a nighttime picture but even in this daytime shot I think you can see the problem! Hilarious!
Work is going great. One week into it, I'm so glad I made the decision to work again. It's busy and interesting - and I'm happy. I make the five-minute commute home every day to let Penny out and grab a bite. I've been appliqueing a little on a basket block every day while I'm home for lunch, and am happy to report that 230 blocks are done out of 291.
I probably won't be posting again before the 25th, so I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. May the joy of the season fill your hearts!