WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!! Congratulations to Avery who has responded to her email notification!!
*sigh* The Christmas tree situation was NOT going well. *shakes head* It’s sort of fixed now, but when we pulled out our pre-lit tree out for it’s 3rd Christmas season, half the lights didn’t come on. We tried stuff… and my lazy suggestion of “just throw on another set of lights on and fix it” … well. No. That didn’t work either ’cause the tone of the lights we had to replace ’em was… off.
So we went fake Christmas tree shopping today. Again. ‘Cause, you know… we did this 3 years ago. Again. *hrmph*
It was an all day event. Size of the tree, height, fluffiness. Pine needles. Does this one look more real than that one? What about the height. Will this one stick out too far? Pre-lit and risk another “bad-light” incident? Or unlit and mess with all those lights each year ourselves? Oh wait… What about a white tree with the sparkly iridescent ends? We can make it a bubble gum colored tree with all those new fun candy looking decorations. Urgh. Of course that’s totally up my alley, but come on. My “reading room” is a pink, sparkly disaster (albeit, mine, and I love it)!! But the main tree? Umm…. I dunno about that.
I thought I smiled plenty, but I’m starting to think it looked more like grimacing considering the occasional “Grinch” that I heard muttered from his mouth. Or you know… maybe I was doing that sarcastic placating, spontaneously raised, seemingly excited eyebrow-thin-lipped smile thingie. Yeah, maybe that was more a long the lines of what my face was set at, today. hehe. *whoops* Apparently I’m not so fun for Christmas tree shopping.
Did I mention multiple stores? Don’t get me started on the “theme”. We finally went with “antique” this year. At this point we could have just thrown up a pre-lit, 3-piece tree and put nothing on it, and I would have been happy. I saw one in a Lifetime movie last night, and it looked plenty fine. I tried to bring that up, but… again… ME <—- Grinch. *Hrmph*
So at 8pm tonight, we found one. And yes… it’s as if the Christmas spirit was shining down on us tonight, leading us to this tree, ’cause it was the LAST one left, on sale, looks SO real it’s crazy and even has one of those fancy foot pedals. Pre-lit? Well… yes, ’cause we’re lazy like that. But it’s a GE, so maybe…. it’ll last with all it’s extra special technology? AND!!!! Supposedly I don’t even have to fluff the darn thing and get the “itchy arm” syndrome like I do with the others. So we got it.
“What’s a Christmas-gram? I want one!!!”
Unless…. Wait. A. Minute. Strangely enough he just started looking at new trees every time we went shopping since the “season” started. *spine stiffens* Grrrrrrr…. I wonder if this was his sneaky way of getting a brand new tree.
So here’s today’s gift. PAJAMAS!!!!! Reader pajamas. Who doesn’t LOVE a cozy fun reading uniform? Pj’s are my official reading uniform (my husband says I’m the female pajama-clad “Hugh Hefner”… WHEN I’m not the Grinch, of course…) and I giggled with glee when I saw these. So the winner chooses the size they want, and I will have them sent by Cafepress. There are even different colored/patterned pants to choose from and I’ll let the winner choose at that time.
How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below (better yet, I’d love to hear one of your crazy or most memorable Christmas stories), and tomorrow night (Monday December 10th 2012) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select one winner.
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