I bought a small 6' Pre-Lit Artificial tree today. It has clear lights. It was on clearance at Wal-mart. It's the kind where if one light goes out, they don't all go out.
The real trees were on clearance today too, but I figured after paying for the stand and lights, it'd be twice as much as this one that I can reuse over & over.
After dinner tonight, we will rearrange the furniture and set up the tree (fluff it up & give it time to set up). If possible, we will decorate it tonight. If it still needs more time, we will decorate it tomorrow night. I wanted to do the popcorn/cranberry garland this year, but the cranberries were almost double what they were last year, so we had to scratch that idea:)
I haven't found all of our decorations yet. I am missing a few boxes. I have an ugly feeling that they are in the shed....if so, I may find them next summer while cleaning out the shed. It's too cold to go out there searching right now:(
My kids' last day of school is 12/19. I have to be at their schools 2 days (12/12 Jacob's field trip & 12/19 Brea's field trip and Caity & Jacob's Christmas parties). So, I only have 10 more days of Christmas Prep while they are in school. Only 2 days after dh gets paid while they are still in school. So, I am kinda at a standstill right now:)
There's so much to do, and so little time to do it, but can't be done right now:)
What's going on with everyone else? Don't forget to come back 12/7 to find out who won the 100th blog drawing!!!
Have a blessed day!~Cherylann