I have raved for several years about our artificial, pre-lit Christmas tree. Sweet Girl was always opposed to artificial trees, and I resisted them myself. But when she was off gallavanting in the Persian Gulf one year at Christmas, I decided the time had come for an artificial tree. I knew she wouldn't be here to say "Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmm." We've used it for several years, and we've never had a problem with it.
Until this year.
The top third will blink, the bottom third will sort of blink, and the middle third is just dark. If these were strands of lights, I could take them off and discard the junky ones, replacing them with new.
Sadly, I can't do that with a pre-lit tree. And we cannot figure out where the problem is. The only thing we know to do now is buy a new tree. Bummer. I'm already at least two weeks later than usual putting up the tree, and now we're looking at a delay of at least two more days. I always take it down the day after Christmas, so we're venturing into that no-man's land of "why bother?"
Hmmmmm. I'm debating.
Maybe we'll just buy one on sale right AFTER Christmas and be ready for next year.
But it seems so wrong not to have a Christmas tree. And I have all these wonderful ornaments.
On the positive side, we shopped yesterday and bought the bulk of our gifts for family members.
On the negative side, I didn't get them wrapped today.
On the positive side, I made Crock Pot Candy today.
On the negative side, I didn't get it put into individual gift bags.
On the positive side, I've made a bazillion Christmas ornaments.
On the negative side, I didn't get around to putting the embellishments on them.
On the positive side, I have ironed clothes for the next three days, and we can wear jeans both Thursday and Friday. (I just made that rule up, but I'll betcha my next paycheck I can talk the boss into it.)
On the negative side, the Falcons, the Broncos, and the Cowboys all lost today.
On the positive side, only five days until Christmas vacation.