Oh...No, No, No....those words will not come out of my mouth, but..... what you might hear me say is... What in the world is going on these days?
I can remember the days when Christmas Tree's had a way of cooperating with their owners!
I can honestly say that I have been beat up by the Christmas Tree this year! Age has nothing to do with it....These trees (that are not even REAL) have such a feistyness to them. They will scratch you, stick you, beat you up and cause you to seek a place of refuge.....
If you don't mind, will you please listen to my side of this story?
It was last year...in the middle of the Christmas season, when my tree decided to go on strike....The middle section just walked off of the job. The top part was working and the bottom half was somewhat working, so I decided that If I added a few more strands of lights, everything would be great.
And, it was for a short while. Then, every time I went to plug the lights in, another section would quit. I made the decision at that time to replace the tree at the end of the season....
Did I follow through with my plans? No, I did not!
Last weekend, I went to Dallas with the intent of purchasing a NEW TREE....Something happened...I could not do it...
I could not pay the outrageous price that was tagged to each tree....I came home empty handed and decided to re-do the tree that I had used in the previous years.
I had to cut every single one of those 1500 lights off of the tree and by the time I finished, my hands were killing me....This my friend was the first of my injuries...
After twisting and turning the tree in every direction imaginable, I finally had completed the surgery..By the time that I had finished taking lights off and putting lights on, I felt like I had been run over and beat up by 20 Christmas Trees....I have red scratch marks on my hands and legs. I have sore muscles from climbing up and down to replace the top lights, and to top that off, I now have lost some of my patience......It almost caused me to say (GEEZ!)
These are not age things are they? I believe it's a matter of the Christmas Trees being more cantankerous these days!
Well, I survived and here is the tree that Beat Me Up!
I'm so thankful that my other three trees were little angels.
This one....I'm going to name it Scrooge!
Never Give Up!