Yesterday evening Charlie drove up to the house with a Christmas tree on top of his car.
He had stopped by Home Depot and picked out just the right balsam fir. He’s much more selective than I am. I get tired of looking and I’ll take the next one. Charlie will look at every tree for form, height, and proportion.
He cut a small slab from the bottom of the trunk to allow the tree to soak up more water.
Then we propped it up in a bucket of water on the porch. I’m hoping Charlie will set up the tree in the living room while I’m at work.
Do you have a tree? Real or artificial? Cut it yourself of choose it from a tree lot?
I always get a big head start thinking about Christmas because I listen to Christmas music in August so I can have about a month to learn it before I teach it to my choir. We started our rehearsals this past Sunday which means Christmas Day is 10 weeks away.
I was talking to Charlie and Sug about this year’s theme and they both looked at me like I was nuts.
In order to show them that I’m not as whacky as I seem I decided on themes myself.
The House (the house where Charlie and I live) will expand on last year’s theme of polar bears. To that end I bought 2 new door mats. If we ever get the side porch cleared of project supplies down they will go.
The Cottage (where Sug lives) will have it’s own theme of penguins (Sug’s favorite). I got her a door mat as well. Hers is already in place because the Cottage is always in order.
We also have cookie cutters for these two animals.
Last year after I declared the theme I kept coming across things that went with it. I trust this year will be no different.