My favorite season is here, Christmas!!!!! And as such we have started up our decorations. It usually takes us a while to get everything up but that’s just because we have SO MUCH to decorate and with our schedule (school and Alan’s studying) we usually have a limited amount of time.
One of the things I love about living in the Northeast is that you can find many things that are community made and local, cheap and very fresh. For example our door wreath was just $15.00! and with fresh pine an benefiting a local community group. You can’t beat that!
And so it was time to look for our Christmas tree. I’ve always had a knack for buying 5 footers that get pudgier every year, always sending me to the store to get more lights. Funny think is that every year I tried to buy a skinnier or at lest less frondoso tree. Alas, every year I ended up with a fatter tree. When we moved north our first tree in Rhode Island we got from a cut your own tree farm. It was a great experience; you pick out the tree you like, and the guy hands you a saw and you get your tree. From 2005 on, we bought our trees at the same farmstand, paying about $50 bucks for my fat 5 footers.
This year I put my foot down. I was determined to get the damn tree I had envisioned. I new it was a Fir, I just didn’t know what kind. About a mile from our house there is a Christmas Tree farm, so we went there on Tuesday. And the first tree I see is the Fir I’ve always dreamed about. Except that think is huge! It’s 10 feet tall! But its got such a beautiful color of green and such a nice shape! But we keep looking. Finally Alan asks if there was a tree I liked. I said yes but that I thought it was too big, and showed him the tree. He said, “It will fit”. I said “It’s 10 feet tall!”. He reassured me “It will fit”. So we bought a 10 footer for $47 bucks! Can you believe that? And low and behold, IT DID FIT! Now on to decorating, at least this year, I won’t run out of lights. I think.