Work has been getting to me lately. I've been working at the big W full time and though it helps on pay day, it takes its toll on my nerves. People are just so nasty and rude... it really wears one down.
So like the song says, "I need a little Christmas now...". So I decided I would "haul out the holly" and "put up the tree before my spirits fall again."
I do have a full size tree in the sitting room on my TINY - micro apartment within my parent's home, but I had always loved the old aluminum trees from the 1950s and 1960s. I would never want one as my only tree, but there is just something about them I always liked.
This year, while visiting a local nursery famous for their Christmas decor, I came across a 3ft aluminum style Christmas tree that I went nuts for. I have seen many silver trees over the years, but they don't have the sparse look of the original style aluminum trees (and yes, they were aluminum.. made out of aluminum foil). When I saw this little silver gem.. I had to bring it home with me. I always loved the Charlie Brown trees.
The problem was: where to put it? It ended up finding a home in my bedroom... where I spend a lot of my time lately at my desk. I decided to put it up now and decorate it since I needed a little holiday boost. It turned out rather nice if you ask me... shining in all it's silver glory.
This little surprise made my day!!!
"For I've grown a little leaner (I wish!!!), grown a little colder.. grown a little sadder.. grown a little older. And I need a little angel.. sitting on my shoulder... I need a little Christmas NOW!"