Christmas is On
On our days off last week, Barry and I got our Christmas tree. Last year at this time, we were in the middle of packing to move into our current place. There was no tree, there were no stockings... just piles and piles of cardboard boxes. To make it up to ourselves for decoration-less last year, we wanted to do it up right and right away this year. We'd talked about going to a u-cut tree farm, but opted instead for a tradition that we'd started back when we were living in New York City - buying a tree from a lot in the city and walking home with it balanced on Barry's shoulder. We have higher ceilings in this apartment than we had in any of our places in NYC. We got the tallest tree we've ever had. The walk home was interesting.
We've been sitting by the tree every night since them (it's hard not to sit by the tree when you live in a one-room apartment). And today started out with a pretty perfect morning: looking at the lighted tree, sipping coffee, and wrapping up a shipment of sulu-design pieces to send to Liebling in Sweden for Christmas shoppers. I hope to have a sulu-design shop update in the next couple of days, too. You can bet I'll be parked on the floor next to that tree getting it ready.