We got our tree last night. It wasn’t too difficult, really – – some years I go through dozens of trees until I find the one that moves me. And usually it’s way below zero and freezing cold outside when I do this. Last night was warm, relatively speaking (warm for Wisconin mid-December) – and C. and I went through about 6 trees. On the fourth tree, I said “Nah, it doesn’t move me” – he laughed and when he found the sixth tree – – he stood it up and said “Baby – this moves me”….and I said “Gorgeous – it moves me too – let’s go!”
So we have the tree – – it’s up in the living room, it has water in the base ….we’re allowing the branches to fall before we decorate it tonight – – and above all, it moves us. Perfect.