Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's How Many Days Until Christmas?

Today, I concluded I could no longer be sick because the only thing I've done for Christmas so far is haphazardly hang our wreath on the front door. That's not quite going to cut it, as they say. Good Lord Rosemary! There are only 15 days left. So, I wiped the sleepy from my eyes, removed the near permanently lodged wads of tissues from my nasal passages, and forced myself to get dressed. When I saw my reflection in the mirror I decided it was best to avoid all mirrors for the remainder of the day. No problem! I can be in denial with the best of them.

This is how our tree looked last year.






One in the dark and one in the light.

Mr. Snoots brought the tree in from the car over the weekend, where it has been in storage since last Christmas. Yes, I said car. The old Suburban we no longer drive, but like to keep for when the kids are home those few days every year. Really, the back of the suburban was the ideal spot for it, after the tree spent 3 years in the living room, prior to that.

For the first three years, Mr. Snoots couldn't figure out how to get it apart after studying it for a few minutes. People even quit teasing us about it after a couple of years. This last year, he studied it for a good fifteen minutes and finally realized how easy it was. I would've tried, but the thing is just too heavy, even in parts. So, it never did make it out to our storage unit, which actually made it easier. That way, we didn't have to drive halfway to the country club to retrieve it. Mr. Snooty doesn't like to spend more than, say, five minutes on decorating, so this was workable for him. I usually go along with it.

Since the tree comes apart into three pieces, it was a real race to see if Mr. Snooty could get all the parts inside and assembled before that five minutes expired. He did just squeeze in under the wire, but in his hurry to assemble said tree, he put it together crooked. So, crooked it's going to stay. The five minutes is up. History. So, we'll have a tree that looks lop-sided has character this year.



This was as far as I got for today. I attempted to engage Mr. Snooty to give the tree another go, but he only lasted three minutes before saying "Oh, it'll be just fine that way. Crooked. Right? Right." Of course, Dear Man, run along now.



Yes, and I love to eat Pork & Beans from a can. Not. It truly is the Mars/Venus thing, I swear.


When he left for bed after my kiss goodnight, he paused at the door and said "I really love Christmas, don't you?". Uh-Huh. You betcha! All. Five. Minutes. Of. It....

16 comments:

noble pig said...

OMG he is a man right out the instruction books. So hilarious! Love him.

Snooty Primadona said...

Yes, and he's all mine...

Janie said...

I like your full of character tree. I think it rocks.

philly said...

Your tree looks great@!

You should enter it in this christmas tree contest.
If you do, I will vote for you

#1

http://domitp.net/gift/

Mental P Mama said...

I am in to the minimalist look myself this year. I think it looks great the way it is right now;)

The Incredible Woody said...

My Dad has a vehicle storage unit too!!

asthmagirl said...

Yup, just like TOG. "The tree is in the stand, I'm done"! It must be nice to assign yourself a minimalist role and know the rest of the work will be done by "elves"!

Heather said...

I guess Hubbie is a tad different. We have a tree with all the White House and Congressional ornaments we collected in Washington, D.C. It really is a lovely tree. Hubbie takes his prize collection of ornaments so seriously that when we decorate we have to wait for him to open them in chronological order. I kid you not. Then he hands them out the kids (me included) one at a time and we get to hang them on the tree.

I have my own OCD traditions, so I let him enjoy his own.

(So glad he doesn't read your blog, I'd be in T-R-O-U-B-L-E!

Snooty Primadona said...

Janie, MPM & philly: Thanks! I'd love to just leave it the way it is now, but I just can't do it. I've tried before. If it kills me, it will be done by the time the kids get home.

incredible woody: You too? I'm so sorry.

Diane: Uh-Huh...

Heather: Thank you... I feel better. He could be in there trying to control the tree decorating. God Forbid!

brneyedgal967 said...

I think your tree looks beautiful! It's sooo big! I have tree envy! LMAO

Mr. Snoots saying he loves Christmas - hahaha... I would love it too if I didn't have to decorate, then undecorate, cook, then clean, shop for presents, then wrap (okay MG does that) -- that makes it more like work. But even so, I love Christmas too. (sigh)

June Bug said...

I gave my really cool tree away a couple of years ago, along with the lights and ornaments! Bah humbug! Not really, but I hadn't put it up in several years and one of my nephews wanted it. Now I have a good excuse for the Scrooge thing (NO TREE!). (I also figure that Chloe might try to knock it down, or eat it.....)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Well you didn't hang tissues on it, so I consider it a success where it is. I cracked up reading you use your Suburban for storage!!
I hope you kick this stuff soon-- I am shocked that we only have 15 days left too and I haven't been cuddled up with a tissue box.

Treasia said...

I love how full your tree is. Really pretty. Maybe this year you can start a new tradition and let the kids decorate the night they all come home? See serves two purposes, you can rest and enjoy, the kids can have fun doing something new!

Blarney said...

I am sure it isn't as bad as the picture after a few drinks :::wink, wink:::!

sista #2 said...

I didnt put up our tree.

How horrible am I?

We will be invading sista #1's house this year....last thing I wanted was to come home and have to undecorate!!!!!!!

peace
#2

BJ Roan said...

Meme...Sixth Photo Story...I've tagged you. Sorry!

 

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