‘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.
My husband works retail and I have no aspirations to decorate by myself, so there’s no telling when we’ll decorate.
Bless your heart and his heart for having to deal with the craziness this time of year brings.
We always manage to get the tree up just in time to take it down again!
Decorating can only go one of two ways. I’m sorry today was not the awesome one. Also, what kind of dry cleaner doesn’t fix buttons?!? I’ve never heard of that.
Exactly! This dry cleaner advertises tailoring services! Apparently they only take work they can do on a sewing machine. We were in disbelief. I can sew on buttons but it would be awesome if I didn’t have to!
We usually decorate after school gets out for the year. I like getting a live rosemary tree and those can’t stay inside too long.
I am impressed that you started decorating already! I will slowly start bringing some things in today. We do a real tree & will have to wait until Husband has a day off before we go get it.