somehow a tree comes alive
December 5, 2010 § 4 Comments
I did it. The tree is as done as it is going to be. I think. I keep looking at it and wanting to make changes. I keep thinking I need more ornaments and I keep wanting to move things around. I keep wishing there could be more lights. I keep wondering if I should have bought a live tree instead. I keep thinking it should be taller. At some point you have to stop thinking, wishing and wondering.
It looks very much like last year’s with slight tweaking—I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. But it IS starting to take on the feel of a store-bought pre-decorated creation that I keep dragging out every year. I probably should do something different next year. Maybe I will consider an upside down tree that hangs from the ceiling—there is something intriguing about such an odd and whacky display. Wait a minute, that probably won’t be the best option for me—too much pre-planning and prep work involved. I’m not always up for that.
I definitely should start thinking about next year’s tree since all the imported cheap Christmas stuff will be on clearance in just a few short weeks. I have always preferred green trees, but white trees have caught my attention this year. I am also still searching for a silver retro aluminum tree, but finding one in good shape is proving to be quite a challenge.
I realized that my problem with decorating is simply getting motivated to start. Once I begin, I enjoy it and keep coming up with more ideas of what can be done. Then I can’t stop.
One more thing—I have a Christmas Tree, not a Holiday tree. It always will be. Merry Christmas.