I found a perfect, fluffy little 4 foot white pre-lit tree at my favorite thrift shop the other night while out with hubs and my boys.
Hubs and I had a bit of a disagreement about getting it....he said we didn't have room.
I never see this as a problem. Ever.
So we playfully went back and forth for a bit, then I decided to let it drop.
It so happened that the sales people working that night were an older couple from our church
(it's a Mennonite Central Committee Dove's Nest Thrift)...
...and I was kinda embarrassed about disagreeing in front of them.
Anyway, later that night I said I really did want that tree 'cause I'd been oogling them on the blogs this year.
Hubs apologized, not knowing how much I really wanted it, and said we could go back and get it.
But, they had already closed.
No problem, thought I. I had to be back over there the next day.
You know where this is going, right?
Well, I ended up having to go into jury duty first thing the next morning, then to 2 funeral viewings before I could get back to the thrift.
When I arrived, there it sat in all it's twinkling goodness.
I walked up to the sales lady and said "I'll be taking THAT."
Saleslady says, "Oh, I'm sorry. It just sold about 10 minutes ago.
The lady is coming back with her van to pick it up."
Now I know it was just a dumb arty-feeshal tree, and it shouldn't have bothered me as much as it did.
But, dear readers, I went out to my car and cried like a baby.
I obviously have WAAAAY too much stress in my life right now.
When a plastic Christmas tree can make me lose it, I know things just ain't right in my life.
So today, I went to every big box and thrift store I could find,
and there was not a single white tree to be had.
Not a one.
Oh, except for Wally's Place. But after falling for the full, fluffy wee one at the thrift,
theirs was akin to a skeleton (with a Colts hat on top.) *sigh*
Online, they are pricey, and not guaranteed for Christmas unless ya shell out for faster shipping.
So, I guess I will just have to enjoy all the other white trees out there in blogland this year,
and hope I can get one next year.
In the meantime, I'm upping my meds.....