Oh Christmas Tree

“Fiscally responsible.”  That is what my husband said to me.

On our list of things to do today was decorate for Christmas.  We always get a real tree.  Always.  My husband had other ideas for this year.  He did not want to buy an “already dead” tree.  Fake?  Nope – he didn’t want a fake tree either.  He wanted a lemon tree.

Yes! A lemon tree.

Me:  “Hey, you want to decorate this weekend.”

DH: “Sure.  Sounds good.”

Me: “Where are we going to put the tree this year?’

DH: “I’ve been thinking about that….”

Me:  “hmmm”  (I knew something wasn’t right.)

DH: “Why spend money on a Christmas tree when we could get something that will go in our back yard after Christmas?”

Me: silent stare

DH: “I mean, we could decorate a lemon tree.  It would be like a cool Tucson Christmas tree.”

Me: continued staring

DH: “Really, it would be fiscally responsible.”

How the heck am I supposed to decorate that?  Hmph!  Forget about fiscal responsibility!  I need a real Christmas tree.

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5 Responses to “Oh Christmas Tree”


  1. 1 Law December 6, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    🙂 Let me know how this turns out for you! I am interested in the rest of the story!! 🙂

  2. 2 Abby December 7, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Yeah, I definitely want to see what you come up with!

  3. 3 Goosie Girl December 8, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Men are funny aren’t they.

  4. 4 heap December 8, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Fiscally responsible? WOW! Good luck with that one! I admit it “makes sense” but a lemon tree?! I haven’t checked your site for just a week, and look at all I missed! WOW, you have been busy, and those concentration cards are adorable. hmmmmm, if I were only creative…
    Keep up the good work:)


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