Getting my voice warmed up for tomorrow with a bit of singing as I typed the title...
The alarm went off at 6.30 in the AM this morning so that I could press snooze a few million times and finally drag myself out of bed to be ready for 8 when my Pops was picking me up. Today has been Christmas Tree day! It's like an annual tradition now, the picking of the tree - you see, where my Pops works they grow Christmas trees, and as part of his working there he's allowed to get a beautiful tree for free! This has worked out very well for me and Dave as each year he has offered us said tree as they don't really do real ones anymore...too much mess for my very tidy mam! Yasssssss!
So up and about very early to arrive there for 8.30 to find that absolutely no-one was around! Ha! The place didn't officially open until 9 but my dad being told to be there 'first thing' actually worked out really nicely. With not another soul around, I was allowed into the area all by myself to pick out my tree! I'm not going to lie, I actually skipped a little bit in between the trees, splodging my boots in the damp leaves and gaily picking up random trees here and there to see how straight/tall/bushy they were. Of course I found the absolute perfect one and we dragged it out just in time to see the completely gorgeous sunrise across the farm.
Time moved on, people arrived, my tree was squished through the wrapping thingy, my Pops tied it to the roof of the car and we drove home! All before 9.30am! Wowser.
Good news: Bob isn't too bothered by the tree and so far, the greatest risk is his swishy tail as he wags it backwards and forwards if he gets too close...but at least he didn't try to pee up against it #winning
All the pretty decorations are now on the tree. The pretty liiiiiiights are all over the house and outside the house and everything is looking cosy and festive. Christmas can officially start now!
Today has been such a tip-top day! With no plans (other than the early start for the tree) we've had fun, we've chilled out, we've tackled some Christmas shopping, ate yummy mince pies and generally just relaxed the eff out - woop!
I'm working tomorrow...but I'm so looking forward to it! I'm hoping to do a blog about it when I get back, as long as I can get some photos. See you then!