Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Tree's Up! The Tree's Down! The Tree's Up!

I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I have some issues around Christmas. They aren't bad, I just like things to be just so. Those of you who have read Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini and
Henry Cole, may be able to understand how I am. I don't know why. I mostly enjoy it, but sometimes I make myself (and my family) a little crazy.

I have a picture of the perfect Christmas tree in my mind's eye. It used to be the perfect balsam, with perfect branches and a perfectly straight trunk. Now it's the tree that my whole family picks out and falls in love with. Starting next year, it will come from our back yard and it will be a spruce or fir. A little scraggly for me, but if they all love it, I will too.

This year's tree was delivered by a friend with lots of love. It's a balsam, so it fits my profile. ;)
The thing is, it fell down yesterday and now we have trust issues. I look at it everytime I walk by and I think it waves to me, daring me to make the slightest breeze so it has an excuse to take a spill. It has been vertical for a full 24 hours, so I'm starting to believe that it's going to behave. I'll let you know.


Suds to Love said...

What a beautiful tree!

Hopefully Max leaves it alone... my boys are not too gentle around mine, thus I haven't decided if I'm going to put it up this year with Ellie.

Lorie said...

Oh no! It fell down! I hope it stays up for you! And that your ornaments remain safe!

Anonymous said...

Trust issues...LOL!! That's funny! It looks beautiful right now (while standing). Hope you don't have glass ornaments. ;)

VTPapp said...

The problem is that now you have to have such a big tree;) for your high ceiling.

Nell said...

You have to enter the contest on the Mason Dixon blog. You are tree sisters.

Pajama Mama said...

Oh no!!! I hope it stays up this time!

Our kitties would find great joy in turning over our tree...they keep climbing it. So far, so good!