We put the tree in the house late last night, and the whole house is full of balsam fir fragrance (Frasier is also called balsam fir commonly). And…OK… I am over the Concolor, but only if I don’t think about it.
The guys were supposed to put on the lights, but they got too tired or distracted or something. Hopefully it won’t take too long tonight when we decorate. That was always the most taxing part of the process since putting on the lights always seemed interminably long. My husband bought some new strings so we wouldn’t go through trying to find out which little bulb was shutting down the whole string.
So! My oldest daughter volunteered homemade cookies ( yayyyyy) and we will make some hot chocolate and hot tea and the kids will decorate the tree. I used to participate, but I think they felt badly when I relocated their ornament placement. I…just….couldn’t…help …myself. So now I let them do what they want, and no, the tree is not a perfectly aesthetic balanced design. It will never make the magazines, but we have way more fun.
The weather here is springlike and a bit on the wet side. I could garden outside this week if it holds. I was thinking of saving a small bush from a work area. Let’s see if I can rally myself.
It is perfect weather to go buy some Christmas plants (Poinsettas and whatnot), since the weather is not such a shock to them in transporting them home. Speaking of which, my narcissus in the window is doing nicely. The kit came with three bulbs and the look beautiful reaching up with a promise of bloom sometime in the next few weeks. Ooooo, I cannot wait. I am so glad I tried these this year. It is like one more defiance of winter’s drab. And when they bloom they will have a beautiful fragrance. I can’t wait!
La,la, la ,la laaaaaaaa, Deck the halls…. gather the boughs, hang it allllll 🙂 Yes, you should see it in person, Holiday Extravaganza in stereo sound and TECHNICOLOR.