Yeah. I'm kind of late decorating for Christmas this year. As usual. (Remember my Halloween decorations that never saw the light of day? Whoops.)
Sigh. I had big plans. I even busted out a few Christmas posts mid-November just to
tick people off get in the holiday spirit. I thought that starting a few crafts earlier than usual would give me enough time to be totally and completely ready for the holidays.
Sure I did a few crafts. But my regular Christmas decorations are still buried in the back of the storage room downstairs and my Christmas tree is still lying in the middle of the driveway.
Let me explain. We got our Christmas tree last weekend from a greenhouse on the outskirts of the city. We make the drive there every year since they are the only place that sells scotch pines (see picture below).
|Please note that this is not our tree.|
When we got there we had to rethink our regular Christmas tree tradition 'cause all of the supposed-to-be-full-and-lovely scotch pines were already turning brown and losing their needles. Noooooo! So we picked out a new kind of tree (a balsam fir?) and had my dad drop it off at our place the next day. He left it leaning against the side of the house...... near the door so we could easily bring it inside. H-o-w-e-v-e-r because we obviously suck, we left it out there all week and it has since been knocked over by insane winds and has rolled right into the middle of the driveway. We're such classy folks.
|Me chillin' with a giant reindeer at the greenhouse.|
I must've gotten a "wear multiple hot pink items" memo that day.
Yes, those are donkey mitts. Don't judge me. I work with 6 year olds.
I've been wanting to put some greenery in our window boxes outside, too, but it's been -18 degrees Celsius here all week (hence the dorky winter gear above) so that's not happening anytime soon.
I do have one tiny spot in the house decorated so far. Here is a little sneak peek:
My goal is to get the tree up and decorated before the weekend. Wish me luck!!!