Archive for December, 2006

Tree, 2006.

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

It’s Christmas Time, and with Christmas Time, comes the obtaining of a Christmas Tree.

Those who know me know this is a BIG DEAL in vibeland.

But before we get to the festivities, first things first.


2. I finished the little baby hat for my weee cousin Ben:

here modeled by Pluto.

Ok, now for the tree.

I love Christmas Trees.


I cannot do Christmas without a Christmas Tree.

I will suffer through with a fake one if forced to, but really, my wee heart yearns for the piney deliciousness of a real tree.


I drive a VW Beetle.

Without a ski rack.

One cannot obtain a 7′ Christmas Tree with a teeeeeny tiiiiny VW Beetle. It would be some sort of Holiday Miracle if someone actually managed to pull it off. (really, to me, it seems less Holiday Miracle and more Roadside-Holiday-Disaster-just-WAITING-to-happen)

THEREFORE, I usually borrow a company vehicle for the occasion.

I have to admit, this year I was a little scared to ask for a compnay vehicle. The last time I borrowed a HOT SUV to take on the Great Tree Hunt, they gave me the Cargo Van.

Vibegrrl no likey the Cargo Van.

Vibegrrl is SCARED of the Cargo Van.

Perhaps, some of you remember THE FACE?


Thankfully, this year, they gave me an Xterra:

A FACE-free vehicle! YAY!

The Xterra ROCKS. I {{heart}} The Xterra! SO EASY TO DRIVE! SO CUTE! In it I hopped, and off to my favorite tree lot I went!

piney deliciousness!

I used to have to hit 4-5 lots and check out SCADS of trees before I picked The One. I’m picky. VERY picky. Much rotating and fluffing and re-rotating and shaking needs to be done before decisions can be made. I now pretty much just go to one lot, but I still try to check out a bunch of trees before making up my mind. THE PERFECT TREE MUST BE OBTAINED!!


As I was checking out one particular tree and comparing it to the first tree I saw, the tree guy carefully pointed out that a family was hovering around said tree!!!!!!

Wha? NOOO!

Before I could do ANYTHING, that family snapped up *my* tree and carried it off!!


That’s when the tree guy said to me, “Let this be a lesson in indecision, young lady!”


I promptly picked this one. Couldn’t take any chances!

I was scared at first, since he was only the second tree I looked at, that I’d been too hasty…but I think he turned out to be a mighty fine tree!

What’s that?

How do I know the tree is a HE!?!?!!?

Well, because of this:

his name is Clinton

Apparently, Clinton came with his own Certificate of Adoption!




So, tonight, I decorate!


Oh, and specifically for Stacey, who requested THE FACE, I give you this little nugget from my Thanksgiving celebrations:

AFTER this pic, my brother realized the electric knife was STILL plugged in.

Happy Weekend!