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."
Philippians 1:6

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

wanted: a pre-lit christmas tree.


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.


and...IT'S UNLIT!!

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?


kj said...

alright, maybe next christmas. but then, you must go for the prelit tree.

you must.

can't wait to see pics of the mantle!

Molly said...

If you can afford it, wait until those trees go on sale at Hob Lob and you'll get a great deal. That's what Chris and I did and we got half-off our pre-lit tree...SO worth it.

JAC said...

I'm sure it will be totally beautiful when you finish and E will be big eyed at it all.

Meems said...

Every year we buy a couple of items the day after Christmas to add to our Christmas selection. Can't beat 50% off. Of course theirs not usually alot of money left by the time Christmas is over.

beautiful chaos said...

Pre-lit is really great.
I wish you would have called me to help out - I would have brought a brigade of "help" hehehe

marme said...

I've seen the finished product and it is divine!

But since your itching, Angela, to bring the brigade...

crys said...

we have a pre-lit tree. wonderful!
although, it's now too short for our house.
we're going to keep it for this year and try to buy a taller one after christmas for next year.
we'll also have to get new ornaments, because apparently my style has changed since last year. =)