Last year Karla and I got our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. By the time our New Year’s party came around the thing was so dry, I was scared to use the oven for fear the tree would burst into flames. And that is with 2 rooms in between! It was my fault. I saw a Christmas tree lot a couple blocks away from our apartment and got so excited I dragged Karla over there and way overpaid for a tree on the spot.
This year has been drastically different. I am being way more patient about the tree, and we are being more intentional about decorating.
1. We cleaned the apartment all day
~After everything was spotless~
2. I unpacked all of our Christmas decorations and laid them all out
1. We decorated room by room. The entryway has a blue/white theme, the dining room has religious pieces (angels and mangers), and the living room has a red/gold theme complete with a Santa-bear sleigh on the mantel!
There is still no tree. I think the one from last year really taught me to wait it out a little bit. Plus once we get one, we have to start using a squirt bottle on Harlo every time he gets near the thing. Cats really do climb Christmas trees. I saw it happen this weekend at a friends house. Hey, at least I let him play with some ornaments before we put them up…