Actually I should say REST IN PIECES. I thought today I would be share you a picture of my lovely Christmas tree all decorated and lit up like this from last year.
Instead, my tree looks like this.
I have been busy, busy, busy lately. I was tired and not feeling 100% today. I had put the tree up yesterday but was just too tired to add the lights. So here is the crazy highlights of my day and the last day of my Christmas tree’s life.
- I got the lights out and put them on the tree. It didn’t look right. There were not enough lights. How could this be? It was fine last year. So husband goes to town to get another string of lights even though I had already decided that I wanted a new tree next year complete with lights.
- Husband gets home, we remove lights, plug in additional string and get lights on the tree.
- I get all the decorations out and decorate the tree. Just as I was about to snap a picture I realized my angel on top was missing so I found her and got her in place. By this time I have decided that I should wait until I finish unpacking boxes and then take my snapshot.
- As I am unpacking my boxes I discover the reason the lights don’t look right. THEY ARE THE WRONG LIGHTS! How could my husband and I not realize they aren’t the same as last year?
- Husband and I remove all the decorations from the tree to put on my pretty lights.
- As husband is helping me remove the decorations for the first time and the lights for the second time, one of my beautiful glass decorations gets knocked to the floor and breaks in a million pieces (in my brain fog I had put it on my tree even though all the other glass ornaments are still in the box to keep from being dropped on my unforgiving tile floor).
- My pretty lights are then put on the tree. They look so much better than the 2 olds strings and the one new string that husband drove to town to get.
- The final thing to do before putting all the ornaments and decorations on for the second time is to scoot it back into the corner (no sense decorating what you can’t see). As husband is pushing tree into corner there is a very loud CRACK!!!
- The stand started cracking and the tree began to lean. He held the tree in place while I quickly pulled lights off the tree for the third time.
Bottom line is now I have to buy a tree. My poor tree served me well for 12 years. The only year it didn’t make it out was in 2003 when I arrived home from Dallas three days before Christmas and I had to tie a bow on an oscillating fan that year. I thought I would buy one at the end of this season and air it out. I am hoping that the new treewill not be an issue for me.
So what is your Christmas Tree disaster story?
My new tree: