Sunday, December 09, 2007

O Tannenbaum

Several years ago, I discovered the optimal position on that day at the end of November, the day we go pick out a Christmas tree. That position is, of course, on the couch, watching while Steph does all the decorating. In the early days of our relationship, I was right there with her, arranging all the ornaments and lights. Slowly, I started realizing that my contributions were always removed and re-done as soon as I turned my back. I think we're both much happier now. I get the tree in the house and on the stand, and then I step aside.

Here's the process. She gets this spooky possessed look in her eye, like that painter guy on Heroes:

It's all a crazy blur:


And then it ends up looking like this:


2 comments:

Cathy said...

Pretty...we had just enough time to get a tree, but it is sitting in a stand with nothing on it. Do you think we can outsource the decorating to Stephanie?

RJA said...

I know that position all too well.