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#31 cjqueen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 11, 2011 - 4:45 am

Usually I try to put it up close to Thanksgiving, but this year, its' going to have to go up before then because I could be having my baby on Thanksgiving! lol I asked my hubby a few weeks back if it was ok with him if I put it up early. He said, "How early?" I said, "Halloween's not too early, right?" You should have seen the look on his face! When he recovered, he said, "Me and the boys (my 15 YO and 17 YO) can put it up." I told him they wouldn't even be able to figure out how the tree goes together! lol No, I didn't put it up at Halloween, but I think it's going up tomorrow.

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Posted Nov 11, 2011 - 5:58 am

I havent even gotten my Christmas stuff out of the attic yet of which I had usually done by now, but I also was not working as much the previous years than I have this year. I was considering a fake tree of which I was going to buy soon and get ready, but now I'm leaning more towards a real one again and therefore it wont go up until probably the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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Posted Nov 12, 2011 - 6:45 am

so want to put it up today but i cant put it up by myself , hubby is working 3rd shift right now so might go for wednesday or thursday this coming week
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Posted Nov 12, 2011 - 6:57 am

I have the same schedule every year. BF - shopping :) Saturday - house decorations go up. Sunday - tree goes up and gets decorated. Lights go up somtime on November, whenever there is a mild weekend. They don't get turned on until Thanksgiving evening or BF.
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Posted Nov 12, 2011 - 7:12 am

Im begging dh to do it this weekend...I think I can comvince him =)
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Posted Nov 12, 2011 - 4:11 pm

We have decided to do it next weekend :) Can't wait!

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Posted Nov 12, 2011 - 5:32 pm

I put mine up today.

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Posted Nov 12, 2011 - 5:57 pm

We get our tree around the first weekend of December (Real Tree). =)
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Posted Nov 13, 2011 - 7:44 am

I put mine up yesterday. Just need to find what I did with all my lights so I can decorate outside...

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Posted Nov 13, 2011 - 10:48 am

Putting the tree up is usually how I end my BF festivities, but since I wont be BF shopping this year( first time in 17 years) I dont know when I will put the tree up.

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 8:12 am

Ok, I wanna put it up--but feel I lack the energy and spouse gets cranky if I put it up BEFORE thanksgiving, like 1 day before it is ok, but a week = Cranky...
Sigh, I was in the mood on Monday but figured I better not...and since then, haven't felt like it.
I do have ALL the boxes of ALL the decorations piled in my hallway--and THAT, let me tell you is getting on my nerves. (I don't have a spare bedroom)

I am setting a goal to get ONE tree done either tomorrow or Friday, but I know I'll have to be in the spirit AND energetic to get it done.
Next week is a short week, kids have a few days off because of holiday. . . so it'll fly by....
Perhaps I'll decorate the second tree on BF or that weekend

Come on folks, MOTIVATE Me, LOL...
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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 8:29 am

started :holiday07: assembly & set up yesterday boxes of ornaments, but ran into major lighting issues
:( and am just getting garland on today

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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 8:30 am

started :holiday07: assembly & set up yesterday boxes of ornaments, but ran into major lighting issues
:( and am just getting garland on today. Found and Replaced about 10 bulbs that were out!

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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 9:08 am

Mine is finally up, just not decorated yet....
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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 10:35 am

I'm hoping that we can get it up on BF after we've gotten a nap in from shopping. We have out of town family coming to visit and I'd love to put it up while they are here.

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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 4:23 pm

Phew!! done with ONE! :holiday07! so happy
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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 7:25 pm

One down, the other two go up tomorrow!

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Posted Nov 20, 2011 - 3:33 pm

I had it on my calendar to get our (live) tree on December 3rd. Now I'm second guessing because ds and I had such bad allergies last year. If it were just me, I'd definitely choose to suffer and have the live tree. I think I'll leave it up to ds. Last year we had a 12' tree and it was gorgeous!
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Posted Nov 20, 2011 - 3:40 pm

We will go on Friday after shopping to pick out our tree. Have the tree man chop it down, get it on top of our SUV and drive home. Watch dh wrestle with it, shake out dead needles then try to get it to stay in the stand firmly. After it falls over a few times and he gets it to stay (hopefully lol) we will decorate it!! Woooo Hoooo can't wait lol.
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Posted Nov 20, 2011 - 4:54 pm

We just finished putting ours up! :)

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 1:33 pm

We will go on Friday after shopping to pick out our tree. Have the tree man chop it down, get it on top of our SUV and drive home. Watch dh wrestle with it, shake out dead needles then try to get it to stay in the stand firmly. After it falls over a few times and he gets it to stay (hopefully lol) we will decorate it!! Woooo Hoooo can't wait lol.


The wrestling with the tree is actually one of the things I miss most about getting a real tree- it was always such an adventure and ordeal to get it just right, decide the front, etc, and I liked it all, including standing out in the freezing cold to pick out the tree each year. Makes me sad not getting a real tree, but on the other hand I don't want to make my little one have an asthma flare, so fake it will be.

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 1:48 pm

we put ours up this last weekend :)

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 5:29 pm

I will put it up Friday. I started decorating last weekend.
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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 6:43 pm

We will go on Friday after shopping to pick out our tree. Have the tree man chop it down, get it on top of our SUV and drive home. Watch dh wrestle with it, shake out dead needles then try to get it to stay in the stand firmly. After it falls over a few times and he gets it to stay (hopefully lol) we will decorate it!! Woooo Hoooo can't wait lol.


Are you related to Chevy Chase? lol. I LOVE that movie, it is my holiday favorite!

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Posted Nov 24, 2011 - 6:42 am

We will go on Friday after shopping to pick out our tree. Have the tree man chop it down, get it on top of our SUV and drive home. Watch dh wrestle with it, shake out dead needles then try to get it to stay in the stand firmly. After it falls over a few times and he gets it to stay (hopefully lol) we will decorate it!! Woooo Hoooo can't wait lol.


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Posted Nov 24, 2011 - 9:39 am

I usually put mine up today but I'm having a really bad case of the bah humbugs this year and am having a hard time convincing myself to give a d@mn.

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Posted Nov 24, 2011 - 12:57 pm

Stopped putting one up 4 years ago. Bah Humbug. When I used to do it, it never went up before Dec. 4th. That is my B-day and I always felt robbed if the tree was up before then.
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Posted Nov 25, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Today! I just bought a new tree and finished putting it up about a half hour ago!

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Posted Nov 25, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Just finished putting mine up too!

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Posted Nov 26, 2011 - 7:24 am

Alright I think I'm going to dig my stuff out.....my Wonderful Life village is calling.




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