Saturday, December 15, 2007
o christmas tree
I spent today driving down to the boonies to see my sister. Our girlie afternoon was quite fun! We accomplished several things, among them:
1) Seeing Bree's thoughtfully decorated home lit a fire under my lazy butt for interior decoration and proper (functional but aesthetically pleasing) furniture. I know I've said this before, but I really mean it this time! Bree's place is just cute to a "t" and she's only been living there since October...and Andrew and I will have been here nearly 2 years and we're still eating off the coffee table! Although something tells me I won't be able to get away with a pink with black & white toile bathroom theme.
2) Selected Christmas presents for several lucky peeps.
3) Devoured a delicious Italian meal...with left-overs to enjoy later. And I snagged a decadent, generous serving of tiramisu for my sweetie.
4) Discussed our lives, hopes for the future, whined about the expense of gas, joked about how crappy the mall was that we were shopping in...lots of gabbing.
But wait! Hopefully I haven't bored you too much as of yet, dear readers...because the best part is yet to come!
When I came home, the smell of fresh pine wafted downstairs to greet me. I dropped the shopping bag and raced upstairs to see (could it be?)....
And there it was! A beautiful fresh spruce tree, with twinkly lights and a few decorations graced our living room.
Although Andrew and I had talked about probably not having a tree this year, due to the dog, cat, and lack-of-space factor; Andrew truly managed to surprise me. I had no idea this was coming--I thought I was coming home to a normal Saturday afternoon.
I was nearly speechless upon sighting the tree in our living room. I shed a few of those happy tears and hugged him probably a billion times.
Now today, the project is to finish decorating the tree! What a lovely surprise for Andrew to bring Christmas into our home. Pictures will be forthcoming once the tree is properly decorated.