I got back from Caracas last Sunday and early Monday morning on my way to work, what do I see? The trees are out. They’re selling Christmas trees again! Christmas is my favorite holiday, it has always been and Christmas without a tree? Unthinkable! So right then and there I knew what my weekend plans involved. It then hit me. How on earth would I be able to carry a tree back to my place on my own? Was this one of those activities I would be needing a guy for? Darn!
That same night I chatted with Mike online. We were making small talk, we haven’t been seeing each other any more, so I found it strange he was asking me about my week plans and my Christmas plans, but hey, small talk can’t hurt, right? Yet, as soon as Christmas was mentioned I remembered the tree and proceeded to ask him if he could help me with it over the weekend. I don’t remember exactly how I phrased it, but his response was “sure, although I don’t want to get things confused with us again. It seems too much of a relantionshipy activity to me.” *Gulp* I thought “don’t flatter yourself dude, I just need a guy to carry a tree”, but instead said “yeah, you’re right, forget it” and haven’t heard from him since.
Anyhow, I asked my brother in law and he suggested looking into delivery services. (uhm, ok). My friend J offered to help, but he lives far away and only comes into the city for work. I was not going to ask a guy in a suit to carry a tree for me, even if it is only for 3 blocks. So today as I was running errands and the men in my life grew scarce, I said screw it, I’m going to try this on my own, and guess what? I could carry the tree AND the tree stand in just one trip! Hooray for me!
I got home super excited. Left the tree out in the hallway and proceeded to clear the area. This is where the tree would go:
And now to tackle the base. Will I need someone to help here? Nope, I can do it!
And bring in the tree and place it on the stand.
And then undo the wrapping. The guy at the tree stand ask what size I wanted. I said “taller than me”, as I like my men as well (this I didn’t say, just thought it). But look at this guy, an inch taller and it wouldn’t have fit in my apartment.
Now for the lights. I don’t like doing the lights, but I guess this is just part of the perks of doing things on one’s own. I get to do all that I like as well as what I dislike. So lights are in!
Wait a minute, they don’t blink. Did I buy unblinking lights? Nope. It says here they’ll blink if I change a bulb, ok. I changed the bulb and nothing. Oh well, I guess I’ll live with that.
I’m still missing the tree skirt, a star or angel for the top, and more ornaments, because these 3 golden balls I have from a gift set from 3 years ago, will not do the trick. In the mean time let me sit back and contemplate my tree! : )
Are you in the holiday spirit yet?