First and foremost, thank you ALL for swingin' by my ‘ol blog yesterday – we had lots of new visitors! I loved getting your comments and emails! I even got a new follower!!! What a treat! Even better than a London Fog! Cheers!
Meanwhile…back on the homestead…
Remember our beautiful Christmas tree that we scavenged through the wild to find?
Well, we had some issues getting it to stand in all it's tree glory. It could have been the $4.99 discount plastic tree stand. It also could have been the fact that it was eight inches too tall for our living room.
It took us two hours to get it up.
And I'm not exaggerating. Which is a first.
We had a debate about whether to cut the eight inches off the top or off the bottom. My vote was the bottom, as we would then still have a pretty pointed tree top. Stuart voted to cut off the top, because then he wouldn't have to saw through the thick trunk. Guess who won?
He chopped ‘er off. Right at the top. Goodbye, pretty pointed Christmas tree.
Now, the only reason that our tree is staying up is that fact that it is wedged so tightly between the ceiling and the floor.
Oh, it is also held up by a piece of twine that is strung and tied to a NAIL IN THE WALL. There is also multiple strands of twine that are holding the tree into the tree stand.
If you come visit, please do not touch the Christmas tree as it is likely to tumble right over and crush your small children. Just warnin' ya.
We put ours on the couch so that she was out of the line of fire.
Once the tree was jimmy-rigged into place, we added the ornaments and lights (which then shifted the weight of the tree to the front, so we had to re-jimmy-rig the nail in the wall…) We get trashier by the minute.
This is one of my favorite ornaments. It is a cow that is wearing cowboy boots. I love bovines. I love cowboy boots. I love the combination because they both belong on a homestead. I need a cow.
This ornament says “Someday I'll marry a cowboy, but first I wanna be one” – this is back from the days when I was not married to a Southern Scot. I don't want to marry a cowboy anymore. I love that Stuart man to the moon and back. But I do love on this ornament how the women have guns. I dig that. Homesteaders have to be able to shoot things like wild game…or trespassers stealing beets from your garden.
This ornament was given to us for our wedding. I only put it on here to see if it creeped anyone else out? It's three legs going in a circle… I don't get it.
This is Stuart's favorite ornament because it is a thistle. Remember in Braveheart how the little girl gives William Wallace the thistle at his father's funeral? Remember how much Stuart loves Braveheart? Connect the dots.
Behold a great triumph! It stands in all it's Christmas tree glory!
All I want for Christmas is a pair of pants like that chic is wearing in the picture I have on my wall. And for my Christmas tree to not fall over and crush people.