Then it was time for battle. I have this really bad habit of buying really big trees - but with the amount of ornaments that we have, it's pretty much a necessity. And besides, I like big trees.
|Doesn't look that big while it's just laying there...|
|Photography by Daniel....|
|The fight was on.|
|My head got eaten by a tree!|
|And about an hour later...|
Know what? I don't care. I like real trees. I will always have a real tree. I've heard all of the arguments and I've even looked into buying a fake. But, no. I won't do it. Period. End of story.
Once I got the tree upright, I decided to go ahead and get the outside lights put up, since it was warm outside. Stupid weather.
|How many moms does it take....|
|They're up - isn't that good enough?|
|Weird. My kid was outside playing in the leaves|
without wearing a coat while I was hanging
|Ghetto-tastic. Now if I can just get the second string of lights fixed,|
I can do the same thing on the other porch too.
However, nothing's stopping me from going through the boxes of ornaments between now and then to *ahem* reduce the number of ornaments that the kids feel must go on the tree. Some of them are just downright ugly - but I keep them for sentimental reasons. Weird, I know. Don't judge.
For now, I just have a ton of cleaning and laundry to do (go figure) since I worked on the living room and the tree most of the day - and then I have to plan out my week. Too much to do, and too little time. As usual.