O Christmas Tree

My first year out of college, a Christmas tree was my nemesis.  It was the first year I had to put up a tree without family to help.  I lived in Texas and a friend helped me.  We walked into the lot that they were selling the trees, I picked one in under five minutes (record time!), we put it in my friend’s truck and drove back to the rental I lived in.  As we tried to put the tree in the stand, we realized it was much bigger than I anticipated.  I struggled under the tree, while she stabilized it.  There was a moment when she lost focus and I yelled “If this Christmas tree falls on me…. you better get a picture because it’ll be hilarious!”  Fortunately, it didn’t fall.  But it took seven hours (from start to finish), several strings of chili pepper lights, 2 trips to Walmart and one cowboy boot to complete.  And the next morning, my puppy pulled all that hard work down.

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Fortunately, my mini schnauzer puppy, L, learned she preferred to steal Santa hats instead.  My ten pound puppy only once pulled down the seven foot, Texas themed Christmas tree.

(Reminder- Book Revue to be selling ‘Gone But Not Missed’ starting this weekend.  You can also get it at amazon.com/author/arkennedy at a special holiday price for the ebook.)

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