"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Sunday, December 1, 2013

100 lights short {actually it was too many}

now all we need 
{i wish i may, i wish i might,
have this wish i wish tonight!!!}
note to self:
don't do the lights "heavy" at the bottom
because you'll end up a foot and a half short on lights at the top.
and by then home depot will have already closed
and you won't want to wait until monday to buy more
because it's saturday
and monday is about a million years away 
on saturday night when you're putting up the lights on your tree.
and let's be honest,
even if i did shop on sunday,
that still would have been about 12 hours too many to wait to fix this.
so to fix it,
you'll have to take down two strands of 600 lights and start over again.
and you can't just take them down
because you have to wrap them up or they'll get all tangled.
you know this because you will have already tried once to take them down without wrapping them back up,
and you will have failed.
so finally after you've taken them all down,
WRAPPED them all up again,
and put them up for the second time,
you'll finally get it right.
except you'll have 100 lights leftover to weave back down the bottom.
how does that even happen?
i don't know.
i do know
that it's better to have some left over
than to come up short.
"well crap" 
was what i texted with the picture of my almost done tree to my parents
and siblings and linsey.
there was nothing else left to say.
and then there was nothing else left to do but get to work.
there's no other room i want to be in but the big room from now until new year's.
with twinkling all a'glow!
the most wonderful time of the year:)
"well crap"

1 comment:

Amy said...

How on earth do you get your tree to stay so fresh looking for a whole month?! Is it just the super gorgeous lights, or do you do something special?