It is kind of ironic that the year that I got my own tree for the first time, we were unable to have a tree at home for the first time. It is almost like it was meant to be for me…so that I’d at least get a tree this year somehow…
When I found out earlier this week that we weren’t going to have a tree at home this year I was disappointed…but there was good reason…
My parents are doing some renovations on their house and the major thing right now is the living room. They are currently:
1) Painting the walls
2) Installing crown molding
3) New light fixtures (including recessed lighting)
4) New built in shelves
5) Taking up the carpet that has been there for over 40 years and refinishing the hardwood.
6) New living room furniture
Because the floors were just finally getting finished this week, we still aren’t able to even have furniture on it…meaning the furniture from the hardwood part of the house (including the bedrooms) are all squashed into two other rooms. Basically while the floors are curing we can’t have a tree on them…and a tree won’t fit in the other rooms with all the stuff…so we weren’t able to have a tree :-/.
But I think we had the prettiest alternative! We spread the gifts all over the new built in shelves….and I think it looks great!
I hope you all have very Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah or whatever it is you celebrate!!! Enjoy this time of family and friends!!