I got a tree.
Yes, a Christmas tree. A real one - for the first time in almost twenty years.
I had kinda given up on getting one, to be perfectly honest. I figured because I was working so much that I just wasn't going to get to it this year. But I was pleasantly surprised!
Monday night (when it was frozen tundra temperatures) I texted my best friend if she wanted to go get my tree that night. She said no but that she was free Tuesday night. So I thought, "What the hell? I have nothing going on Tuesday night. Let's go get a tree!"
Side note: no, it wasn't much warmer Tuesday night.
Anyway, we get to the tree lot. I realize that A) I know nothing about trees and B) I have no stand for my tree. Thankfully, the man at the lot couldn't have been nicer. He helped me pick out a really nice tree (8 feet for $45!) and cut it to fit.
My best friend and I get to Meijer. We scrounge around for lights and a stand. They only had one. And it's for trees no larger than 7 feet. Weeellll....we'll just say a little prayer that it works.
We get back to my apartment, unload the tree and get it upstairs. Smartly - we moved the furniture BEFORE the tree arrival.
Get it in the corner.
Put on lights.
My FIRST Christmas tree!