The BCPF wanted to have another tree, one that was “green” and she could just do “traditional” decorating with. So, the day we bought the new white tree, she also bought a smaller “six foot” green tree at Big Lots. I think she was having some buyers remorse and talked about taking it back. I told her not to. So yesterday after a little bit of gift buying we came home and I put her tree up for her.
Well, first off, it’s not six feet. I’m around 6′-6’1″ or so and when I’m facing it, topper excluded, it only comes up to about the bridge of my nose. And then we go to plug up the “pre lit” lights and well, there was nothing to plug up. The top plugged into the bottom but there was nowhere to plug that into the wall. There was no end to the lights. No plug. Nothing. This $30 tree was approaching a total loss. However, my girl had a little tree in her office that had extra lights on it so she took those off and put them on the bottom. It worked. She finished it with silver bulbs, a string of red beads and a ribbon of our family tartan. We have affectionately called this the “Charlie Brown Tree.” Enjoy Christmas week.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn’t have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don’t know what Christmas is all about.” – Charlie Brown