Colin, Ren, Marissa and Gary came over Sunday afternoon and all of us headed over to the tree place on Rt. 9 to get our Christmas tree. Sue got a few shots of the activity but was pretty busy stringing lights and hanging some ornaments with me while the others kibitzed and watched It's A Wonderful Life.
We ran out of lights, so only hung half the ornaments; one of the strings I had was bad and this was a larger tree than in past years. But that was okay as there were plenty of snackes and Sue had made up little Christmas boxes of mixed nuts for everyone. And the fans demanded turning off It's A Wonderful Life and running Star Trek 2009. And that was just fine with me but I'm sure was met with a sigh from the adult in the room....
By the time that ended, everyone was hungry so I got the dinner ready. Sue had already baked her desert so I just heated my Tuscan Chicken and steamed up some broccoli up while the desert cooled.
It would have been a great success, but just as everyone was heading out the door, the tree, which was just too big for the stand I had, did a face plant onto the floor. What a mess. Marissa headed out to get a larger stand while Colin went down in the basement and got the wet vac up for me as Sue dabbed at the water with towels.
We survived but it was such a tramatic end to the day that after everyone left Sue and I just collapsed on the sofa and watched the first half of It's A Wonderful Life until we couldn't take it anymore; we'll finish it later in the week.