Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I'm Christine and I'm a fake tree virgin...


Okay, the picture doesn't do this tree justice. Maybe I should try taking a pic at night...

But I love it! It's way real-looking, but still perfect in the way of artificial trees. When lit, though this doesn't show up in the picture, it looks like it's got snow on the boughs and there are little pinecones tucked on the ends of the branches. So cute! So easy! Just snap it together, open and fluff the branches, hang the ornaments and plug it in.

I keep feeling as if I should water it...

But there is no watering when it comes to artificial trees.Yeah, yeah. I know this all falls under the category of "Uh, duh..."

But for a fake tree virgin, it's new and fresh and gorgeous. And easy. Did I mention easy...?

The agony of real tree presentation is behind me now. No more hunting the dang thing down, hauling it home sticking out of the trunk, cutting the trunk again so it will drink water, dragging it inside, trying to get it straight in the stand--with water splashing everywhere. No more spending 3 hours-plus just getting the lights on right (Not to mention, working. What is it about Christmas lights? You put them away and they're all working, you get them out, you test them: still working. You laboriously lace them on the tree...not working. Argh) No more hanging the ornaments myself because by the time the lights are up, everyone else has become totally bored and wandered off. This year DH hung ornaments with me. Moments to treasure...oh, my, yes!

No more watering the dang thing every morning. No more worrying the water will spill and damage the floor...

No more falling pine needles to clean up.

Oh, yes. I love my new tree.

But I think I already said that.

Have your put your tree up yet?

5 comments:

Husker Kim said...

Hey Christine!

Not only do I have a fake tree--I have a pre-lit fake tree! It is totally the best. LOVE IT!

The last time we had a read tree the darn thing died and turned into a million needles. We got the ornaments off--and left the lights wrapped around it--we couldn't stand to be "pricked" one more time! Then we put it out on the curb--the wind destroyed it! All that was left were the lights..It was a freakin tumble weed! UGH

Hope your holidays are bright!

Hugs!

Husker Kim

Christine Rimmer said...

Kim, oh, yes, yes, yes! Exactly.

Love the story of the tumbleweed tree. Once when I lived in New York City, my parents sent me a "live" tree through the mail. It must have been shipped near a heater vent. I opened the box and there was the tree skeleton, surrounded by brown, dead needles.

Argh...

Hugs to you, too and the best holiday season ever!

Paz Edwards said...

I love your tree! My family's always used an artificial tree. If we ever got a real one, we wouldn't know what to do with it. ;-) Yikes! You have your tree up already. Ours usually goes up last minute -- Christmas eve and then we don't take it down till some time around April. ;-))

Paz

P.S. Loved your story about the tree your parents sent. ;-)

Christine Rimmer said...

Paz! Now I totally agree with you on not knowing what to do with "Live" tree. I don't know anymore, either. I've blocked it from my memory. Mwahaha.

And why do they call it live anyway? Actually...it's dead!

On my dad's side of the family, they would put there tree up Xmas Eve and leave it up till whenever. My mom was having none of that. ;)

Happy holidays to you, my friend. I'll stop over at "cooking adventures" soon to see what's on the stove.

Christine Rimmer said...

I meant "their" Their tree...

argh-e-dargh-e...