Yesterday afternoon as I was scrubbing floors (on hands/knees - I will spare you that picture) & cooking this pork roast with sauerkraut and carrots,
DH brought up two Christmas trees. He put the big pre-lit tree together (except for the top, which I asked him to leave off and put in a plastic bucket so I could decorate it on the floor rather than on the ladder--at 7.5 feet tall the tree top is always very difficult for me - even on a ladder--the stand adds another foot or so). I was too pooped to do anything with the trees on Sunday.
I am planning to do the main tree in bronze/gold/lime green. Saturday I bought these bronze icicles at our local dollar store. What a deal -- 3 bronze icicle ornies for 50 cents.
The window behind the tree is the family room window that I can't find the curtains for. Because I don't want to see the bare curtain brackets, I always leave the rod up and twist greenery around the it, then decorate it to match the tree. Once I get the tree decorated, I will move it right smack in the center of that window--that is why it does not matter if I don't find the curtains until after Christmas.
I decided this year to do this little skinny 4ft. tree for the living room. It's the perfect size for the edge of the dining room/living room. I am planning to decorate it with faux hydrangeas this year. This tree is very old and the branches tend to fall out of those little holes that you stick them into. It used to be very frustrating to put it together every year & I detest putting strings of lights on a tree. Now I store this tree in the basement all assembled with the lights on and an old sheet tossed over to keep the dust off. It is very lightweight, so it is easy to carry it up. Once upstairs it's all ready to begin the fun decorating.
So far I have not done a thing with either tree, but I like that they are upstairs and ready when I decide to start decorating. I will probably putter about with them after work each day this week.
I just looked at what people where googling when they landed on my blog and it's almost all Christmas related---pink tree, bronze tree, gingerbread man tree, sunflower tree, aqua tree.........etc. I have done so many different trees that they find my blog for almost any theme they search for. So I don't think I am the only one with Christmas decorating on my mind.
I had such a busy weekend and Monday is always a busy day at work, so I have no energy left to cook. Luckily last month, when we went to one of those tribute concerts, we bought two meat-lover's pizzas (from a bar where we enjoyed a midnight snack) just to bring home and put in the freezer. So tonight I will just pop one in the oven and reheat it. Love that small upright freezer we bought a few months ago! We should have purchased a larger one as we have this one filled already. DH had to rearrange things to fit a 14 lb. turkey that he got on Saturday. I have always felt that the freezer is a working woman's best friend.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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