So, in case you were wondering how that whole decorate the tree with chaos thing worked out, here it is. I spent quite some time working on the balance of it all, blending the traditional with the wacky. But when I finished I stepped back and thought to myself, "Not horrible". But it was missing something. Garland of some sort. Something to pull it all together.
Since I had used up everything in the bin already and no garland was to be found, I headed off to my favourite store, the Dollar Store, to see what I could find. I cruised up and down the Christmas aisles. Nope. And looked through the gift wrapping section thinking maybe, wide ribbon? Nothing. A little disappointed, I wandered aimlessly through the store prepared to admit defeat and return home empty handed when I found.......tulle.! Yards and yards and yards of tulle. Awesome! Exactly what I was looking for but didn't know it until I found it. (I love when that happens)
Excited, I zoomed back home, climbed up on the step ladder and seemingly endlessly circled the tree wrapping and twisting and tucking. The end result just tickles me beyond description. It's not just completed, it's magical. It looks almost enchanted. And yes I kow how silly that sounds, but I'm okay with that.
There is something about Christmas that makes it not only acceptable but expected to allow your inner child out to play. Mine was singing and dancing with joy.
Remember now, just yesterday, I began the project so unhappy because it wasn't what I had planned. Yet it has turned out to be the best tree I've ever put together. Happens that way a lot in life. Which is why I never let disappointment stop me. Might slow me down a little, but never stop me entirely.
And last night I found out what it looks like at after dark. (hint: it's even better)
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.