I haven't had time to blog lately because I am too busy vacuuming. No, seriously, the new Dyson came just in time for our first real Christmas tree in 4 years. I always said I would never have a fake one, but then we had the Harbor Freight Special and I got used to how easy it was. However, this year Erik insisted that we get a real one. We were going to make a special event out of it and cut one down at the tree farm down the street, but the prices at the Home Depot tree farm were just so much cheaper.
(I can't believe I have an iPhone. Dreams really do come true.)
We didn't realize how big the tree was until we brought it home and tried to fit it into the house. Note to self: Next time don't get such a big tree. 10 points if you can spot Erik wrestling with it in our front yard.
Like I said, a real tree is definitely more work. I vacuum up a lot of needles. I need to remember to water it. It fell over onto the kids and I about 10 times before Erik stabilized it. Just minor things. No life threatening injuries... yet.
Honestly, though, I really like having a real tree. I love it. The smell is fantastic. To compare, here is that ridiculous fake Harbor Freight Tree from last year -
And the glorious real tree tonight -
I'm throwing away that Harbor Freight tree tomorrow.