We just came back from a trip to DisneyWorld in Orlando
It was helluva world !
We couldn’t see all of the park in 4 days !
I am quite sure I can’t squeeze the details of the trip in 1 post either !
So we came home on Sunday night and our neighbour’s house was nicely decorated with Christmas lightings
The Americans will take down Halloween decoration after Thanksgiving and put up their Christmas decoration thereafter
It’s interesting how different countries do it differently
My Finnish friend told me that in Finland, they only put up the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve and by 6 January, everything will be taken down
Anyway we were thinking of not getting a tree as we will be traveling quite a bit in December
Then a couple of weeks ago, my neighbour was clearing his shrubs and part of a tree branch came crashing into our back yard
It was a nice part of a tree and I told him that he needn’t worry about clearing it cos I would be keeping it
He must be thinking what a weird neighbour he has got, to keep a dead tree branch
The tree hugger in me, has always wanted a tree in my house, even if it’s dead
So it was like a windfall to have a tree to fall into my backyard
Unfortunately, the tree branch was more than just dead, it was sick and covered with fungi and I had to leave it in the backyard
It’s been more than a month and with the cold and dry weather, everything in the backyard has dried up, including my lawn and the fungi on the tree
So a couple of days ago, after we came back from our trip, I finally dragged the dead and dried tree branch into the house
I spent some time removing all the dried leaves from the branch and I was quite sure my husband wasn’t very pleased
He had been bugging me to get rid of it and now he has to live with a once plagued with fungi, bald and naked tree branch
It was quite heavy and I had problems getting it to stand
I don’t have a pot or vase big enough, neither do I have soil or sand to stick it in
After racking my brain, I managed to prop it up with 3 red bricks and an Amazon cardboard box
Yay ! A naked tree in my house !
I attempted to paint it with acrylic paint
But then I realised that it would take me days to finish the paint job
So I made a trip to Michael’s and bought a can of spray paint
The job was done in a jiffy and after the paint dried, I lugged the tree back into the house
We hung up the lights and the decorative ornaments
Then we put up a star
Almost everything was hand me down from another family who was here last year
So that’s how a dead tree branch made its way from our neighbour’s backyard to our living room