Monday, December 21, 2009

Setting up the tree

Yes, yes, we're bad Oregonians with our fakey pre-lit tree. You can call it lazy; I call it thrifty.

At least I try to rationalize that I can pay $30 once for a pre-lit tree and I'm done for several years. You can point out the gorgeous 7 ft Noble firs selling for $5 at the makeshift tree stand in the grocery store parking lot.

Fine. Laugh at me. Maybe next year I'll treat the family to a real tree.

If you're living outside of the Pacific NW and wonder how on earth a $5 Christmas tree can be called gorgeous, I have two words for you: Shipping Costs.

PS: The black cat staring at Frank and Rachel as they arrange the branches is Violet. She's planning how she will un-decorate the tree and bend all the lower branches. 

1 comment:

  1. I've got two words for you. Pine smell. You don't get that from plastic. We got an awesome Noble Fir from Flores Tree stand on Liberty for $30. I'm sure the same tree is selling for $5 right now. But I have to say, it looks like Frank is doing a pretty good job leveling that thing. And, I'll bet that doesn't make a mess of the living room. Hmmmm... "plastics" Can you leave the ornaments on it when you store it away after the new year?