Monday, November 19, 2007

That Light in the Southern Sky...Ummm ...Well....

We started this holiday season with a Christmas Tree conundrum in our household. I was TOLD to look for a replacement tree this year. THIS was after I was told we would be replacing our lights with the energy efficient LED strands...'sigh'.....
My tree....was purchased nearly 20 years ago. It is a VERY nice artifical one that has to be put together branch-by-branch. This tree works well, because the branches hold MANY ornaments and lots of lights. I short-shifted my light quantity last year because most of my light sets had seen better days.
I told my better half (and today I use that term loosely because he's been appearing on the "Naughty" list more than the "Nice" one lately), that IF we were NOT switching to LED lights (a look I LIKE, but he does NOT) or BUYING a new tree (the only ones I've LIKED near the $300 price range), then I would have to have NEW REGULAR lights .....regardless.
So....while we were at Wally World....we bought TEN boxes....AND I'M STILL SHORT!!!!!!! This is with two more extra sets of clear lights I found mixed in with the Halloween stuff....So, I wait some more and try and DECORATE THE BOTTOM of my tree until I get MORE lights later on today.
The tree is 7' tall.....and I've put over 1000 lights on it!!!! HOW IN THE HECK DID I DO THAT????
Take the journey with me....This will transform into something beautiful...I PROMISE!


cmm4chris said...

It looks nice so far. :)

Can't wait to see it all dolled up when your completed.

I try to keep my DH as far out of my decorating as I can. He usually complies with the exception of the outdoors which I gladly turn over to my men.

I always love to see your holiday decorating photos!

Philomena said...

What a treat to get to see your photos and blogs! I've added you to my favorites!