Since it's now the 10th of January, it's about time I go ahead and tell you all about my redneck Christmas in Oklahoma. The day after Thanksgiving the kids and I pulled out all the Christmas decorations, and proceeded to put up the Christmas tree. Fortunately for Ben, he was working and not involved with this fiasco. Unfortunately for us, the stand for our fake tree broke when we were putting it up. It's 8 years old, so it's lived a good life, but this was NOT what I needed to deal with. But the kids and I were determined to get the tree up, and since Ben had the car at work I decided there was nothing else to do but to try to duct tape the tree stand together. The problem was I didn't have any duct tape. But I had packing tape! So I taped the stand together like so:
That brought us to problem #2. The stand was staying together, but one side sat much lower than the other two, and the tree kept tilting over. So being the eternal problem-solver I pulled out my 8-lb weights and placed them on the other two legs so the tree wouldn't tilt - like so:
And finally, we had a tree! It was crooked, but it was up. And once I covered the base with my tree skirt, it wasn't so bad...
One non-redneck thing that we wanted to post was the kids modeling the hats that Aunt Kristi knitted for them. Awesome work, Aunt Kristi!
But after hours of hard work, it finally did... to the cheers of many in the neighborhood.