One of the most basic of basics at Christmastime is probably the tree. I ordered a new fake tree from Amazon a few days ago and the miracle of fast shipping got the 7 and a half foot synthetic spruce to my door yesterday. But the living room wasn’t really setup to properly display it, so redecorating was in order.
Hubs and I have a pseudo-contemporary-bungalow which means an awesome, if small, open concept, but also a really weird layout for the furniture we bought for our first house (three pieces we haggled the price low enough to justify their unsightliness). There was basically only one way to setup the living room, so we’ve had it that way for two years. Then I wanted to make a desk area, so we modified things a bit and kind of moved one of the pieces of furniture in front of the world’s most non-strategically placed fireplace (it’s basically in a hallway, filed under Things I Don’t Fucking Understand).
So today we were trying to figure out what to do, and Husband mentioned offhandedly moving the TV into the bedroom, something he’d been suggesting for a while. We don’t have cable and very rarely watch anything on the actual TV, but removing the TV from the living room was an idea I was resistant to for a really long time until today when I realized there was no reason not to. Keeping the TV as the focal point for the sofa was just another thing I felt like we needed to do because that’s what one does.
So we rearranged everything and I cannot even begin to explain how comfy the living room is now. Like, omg, just letting go of the dumbest things makes a world of difference. And the tree has a nice spot to set up as its home.
We went to Target today to get lights for it, but didn’t buy enough, so it’s looking a little sad:
But better than even having it up was probably putting it up. As we did so, we started speaking to one another in Spanish and German, two languages that we know very peripherally, and of course had to head off the littlest of our cats so he didn’t eat every fiber that fell off the thing. Husband complained about pulling down all the individual branches and asked what I would do if he just pointed all of his side in toward the tree instead of out which was an image I almost wanted to see, but secretly I know he loved it.
More lights and ornaments are still to go up and some other rearranging needs to happen to finish out the rest of the indoor decor I have planned, but so far, so good. Blogmas is on a fucking roll.
Now please enjoy this alternative Christmas song to an already alternative Christmas song that someone on Youtube synced up to the original movie: