Things got a hold of me this year and the home took the beating for it. I’ve learned that if the Christmas things aren’t up by the second weekend of December, it most likely won’t happen. My daughter said she would take care of all when she came home from school. Yea! Lifesaver!
She came home sick and exhausted.. Off to the doctor’s office, homemade chicken soup, flannel jammies, Harry Potter and sleep… four days of sleep and rest. Two days into this, we both realized we weren’t going to have a tree if we didn’t cut some time out for this task.
A quick trip to Loews by our home (48230) to hunt for a small tree and we were met with a, practically, deserted area. We saw a pathetic looking silver tree that looked a little like the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Really. Actually, we laughed at it, until I saw the ridiculous prices the rest were tagged with. And the little silver tree was on clearance and the last of it’s kind.. After closer inspection and the manager finding one thing after another wrong with it, we walked out of there with the funny little tree for less than half the asking price! YEA! This is a good omen.
After spending about an hour arranging the branches, I had the origami cranes I folded last January pulled out and away we went! Instant ornaments and a lovely holiday tree!
Presenting our Christmas Tree for 2011.
It’s very different for us. We usually stick with tradition but we adapted. We went with the moment and we were able to create something very special, unique and memorable. All in less than three hours and four days before Christmas! Phew! It was the perfect thing to do because it came together gracefully and with ease.
Tell me, have you had to adapt this holiday season; do something so out of the ordinary for you, something born of chaos and confusion. If so, let me know about it, I’d be interested to hear your story.