I ran to the store on my way to FHE last night and pick up a new tree since the old one has thankfully been permanently removed from my life! I was not willing to fork over $200 bones, so I picked the cheapest one and was on my way.
Big mistake. I pulled it out of the box excited to set it up when I learned (for the millionth time) that you get what you pay for. It looked less like a tree and more like a hoop skirt with green crap crawling out of it.
Today at work I realized I was too good for that crappy tree. It was pathetic and embarrassing. I could have made a better looking tree out of wire hangers and green pipe cleaners.
Which takes us to Christmas tree number 3. I found a great one 50% off at a craft store. It has no plastic parts and comes with lights already on it, well short of. It came with colored lights and I have VERY strong feelings against colored lights. If you have small kids I will let it pass, but in my opinion colored Christmas lights are tacky and UGLY. Needless to say those bad boys are being replaced tomorrow.
Here's to 3 trees, 6 hours I can never get back and a trashed living room with an undecorated tree. I think I might be getting sick tomorrow afternoon at work in order to be done with this stupid tree already.