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While I was waiting for a phone meeting with a classmate last week, I took a look at the sad corner of my living room and decided to get into the holiday spirit.
I like having a fake Christmas tree. Come to think of it, I’ve never even had a real one. Unlike the one I grew up with (which we lovingly called Uncle Knick-Knack), this one comes with pretty white lights and is a snap to put together in just three pieces. Took all of five minutes, and I haven’t even fluffed the branches yet (my sis may like the colored lights instead, but she’s also a pro at tree decoration; I am trying to bribe her to do mine but haven’t been successful as yet).
I don’t know if I’m actually going to get past this point, hanging ornaments and other decorations – I have some other plans this holiday for DIYing a few gifts and need to get a move on. But for now, I’m going with the whole “something is better than nothing” idea and am just happy to have a little twinkle in the house. And for the first time in two years, I won’t be preoccupied with school thoughts. Last year, these walls were much darker, too – creating a cave-like feeling when I decorated the tree. Now that the room has a lighter paint job, it seems a little more cheerful (and winter-y).