ugh. ugh. ugh. ugh. ugh.
i hate putting the lights on the christmas tree. it's unfortunate how it nearly depletes any inkling of my previously jolly christmas mood. i'm trying to get them done while ellie is napping, and later tonight we're going to hang ornaments.
it's not going well so far. also, i think i'm going to run out of lights. i started the bottom two layers beautifully -- too beautifully, i think. the lights are thicker than i normally do them so i'm going to have to buy more lights. that and i used one strand on the mantle. which, by the way, is lovely and was all fun to do.
oh, well. it's worth it.
we're using the same $50 tree that landon and i have had since our first married christmas. it's a decent little tree. besides the fact that, well, it's too short for this house, the branches are sort of sparse and the bottom five layers are the kind that you attach branch-by-branch.
those $399 trees at hobby lobby are looking really tempting right about now.
you don't think our landlord would mind if we only paid half our rent in december, do you?
Aiming for progress, not perfection.
"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."