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Getting Ready for Christmas

December 15th, 2019 at 05:45 am

We didn't make it to Costco today, so we will try tomorrow. Instead we got our Christmas tree put up. Well, not our good Christmas tree, but one we got on clearance at Lowe's for $55.00. It was one of their floor models. It's a simple four piece tree that comes prelit with both plain bulbs and multi-colored bulbs. They are bright, but then all LED lights are. It's nice to set something up so quickly, especially since our good, big tree is in the back of the storage unit.

We used Mom's ornaments as ours are also in the back of the storage unit. Then DS set up one of his trains underneath the tree. It looks really nice through the front widow and adds to the Christmas lights in the yard from the road. I'm trying to convince Mom to put up her giant wreath above the mantle, but not sure I'm going to get her to dig it out. It's really beautiful and has a ton of decorations.

We haven't put up a big tree in several years. I have my little 2 foot tall tree that we don't even take the lights and ornaments off each year, just place it on the top shelf of the closet and then pull it down again when we need it. That's all we have been using. It's just a hassle when the space is limited. And Mom didn't want one at her end for the last couple of years, either. I wouldn't have put one up at all if she and DS hadn't decided they wanted one. It's hard to feel Christmassy in this house most years. I don't have a lot of Christmas spirit like I used to.

We need to pick up a real tree for MIL tomorrow and take it out there. I'm not even sure where to go since the stores aren't selling them this year and I haven't seen a boy scout lot either. There is a big fruit stand store that has sold them in the past so maybe there. I have seen several cars with them on top so someone is selling them. If worst comes to worst we can go pick one up at the tree farm near where we used to live. It's a bit of a drive, but I know they will have them there.

We have completed all of our Christmas shopping which is good. Everything has arrived in the mail or will arrive by Monday.

I did go and order some new bras since Lane Bryant was having a buy one get one 75% off sale on them. I paid $81.39 for 4. It would have cost 119.81 without the sale. Bras in the higher sizes are always so much more expensive for not really that much more material. Oh, well, it was a good sale with free shipping. Much better sale than the usual buy one get one half off sale.

Now all I have to do is order another set of new socks for me and DD and everyone should be set on clothes for a good while.

3 Responses to “Getting Ready for Christmas”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I do think some decorations can lift our Christmas spirit! I'm all done shopping, one last personalized gift arrives on Monday for my nieces and then I can mail them out. We have been slow decorating...still need to bring out the stockings and nativity. We are waiting to put ornaments on the tree until the girls are here, may be the last time we do it all together! I hope you can find your live tree for MIL.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Good deal on the bras. DH is always shocked when he sees how much they cost compared to what men's underwear runs.

    Your tree sounds nice and I agree with ccf that decorations can sometimes lift our spirits. I waffle each year on setting up my artificial tree. DH always gets a live tree and although I help him get it in the stand and put on the lights, he decorates it because I'm allergic. (I wear gloves). He collects food ornaments and the tree he got this year is smaller than usual, so he didn't have room for all his ornaments. I suggested we use them on my tree and put a few glass ornaments from my mom on it as well and it was like doing something different.

  3. Lucky Robin Says:

    I think I would have been more in the spirit of things if we got a live tree, but my mother didn't want to deal with the needles. Even though she's not the one who vacuums or keeps up with that kind of thing herself.

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