Thursday, November 12, 2009

Go ahead and judge

I have a shameful secret. I put up our artficial Christmas tree last night.

I can already hear the outrage, but let me tell you my rationalization.

We're having two trees this year. The smallish fake one from our old house, and we're getting a real larger one this year since we have the space now. I've decorated the fake one in colors to match our living room, and it will be in a corner near the entryway. The real one will be more prominent in the living room, and have our usual ornaments that we've collected over the years.

Anyway, I digress. The reason I'm telling myself I've put up the fake one so soon is that we're having a holiday party just 10 days after Thanksgiving, and with the seasonal job in addition to my regular one, there simply won't be enough time to put both trees up, do the other decorations, shop, and cook. That sounds reasonable, right? No? (Crickets chirping)

Thankfully I have a husband that supports my insanity (or at least he's learned not to fight it), and he helped me. I would say he's pretty perfect, but he wears shirts like this:

Here's a sneak peek:

I'll let you enjoy your Thanksgiving before I bombard you with any more Christmas stuff.


  1. yay someone else is having the same thoughts I'm having! we're having Thanksgiving at our house on Fri and I kinda want the tree to be up then because its AFTER real Thanksgiving...but my mom thinks I'm crazy. However, I think I've convinced my husband to go along with it :D

  2. You are so funny. I"m proud of you. Thinking ahead to make it work. =)

  3. I am alllll about preparation and you are simply preparing. And who cares anyway? I'm not one of those people who gets ticked when Christmas stuff is up early...well maybe before Halloween. But the stuff makes me happy. It's shiny & glittery & festive, what's not to love?