‘Twas the day after Thanksgiving
And we thought we’d planned well
How we’d decorate for Christmas
But found ourselves in hell
Nothing seemed to work
No matter what we tried
We surveyed our shoddy work
And maybe even cried
I threw up my hands
Wanted to concede defeat
Maybe not decorating
Could be an unexpected treat
But we looked at each other
And vowed to keep trying
We’d make the decor work
Even if we kept sighing
So maybe it won’t be done
By the time the weekend ends
But surely, eventually
By the time Christmas begins
We tried so hard to decorate today but found ourselves stymied by everything.
The tree we bought last year had a series of lights on top suddenly go dark after several days of perfect performance. Why not have a lighting gap on your tree? And obviously we can’t finish decorating until we fix the problem with the lights.
Jimmy took the top to the kitchen to play the “which bulb is the culprit?” game. The lights are supposed to stay on if one goes out; we speculate there must be more than one out for the strand to go dark. Maybe. Hopefully. We’ve ordered a tool to help.
Last year I bought several new strands of lights for the outside. After trying 10 strands this year, only 4 worked.
After putting them on the bushes, it looks like only some of the strands work since the colors are So Very Different!
After the holidays last year, we sent our tree skirt to the dry cleaners and asked if they could tighten the buttons on the skirt. We’ve had the tree skirt for 10 years, and it needed a little work. They said no and returned the skirt to us clean but with buttons looser than they were before. We’ll need to repair them before we can use the skirt.
We were able to decorate some of the house successfully, but it certainly does feel like one step forwards, two steps back when it comes to everything else 🙂 Thankfully, there is our annual viewing of Christmas Vacation to help with catharsis.