Monday, January 11, 2010

Insanity Mondays

Oh my goodness ya'all...

Here's the tree, still sitting happily in my living room, emitting extra oxygen and a strong, fresh pine scent!

Yes...it's still alive! It's a post-Christmas, post-New Years, post too-lazy-to-throw-out-the-tree miracle!!

What, you don't think that is a current pic? Psh. Check it:

See those beautiful needles, next to my phone, with today's date? That proves it, and now you can go tell all your friends you know a crazy blogger who has had a real Christmas tree, with all the pine needles STILL ON, in her living room for 6 weeks now, and counting. And, don't start thinking I am smart enough to change the date on my phone to fool you, I can barely work the volume settings...

So as you can clearly see, my plan to keep the tree as long as possible...is...working...

But, I didn't think this through all the way...

The longer Piney lives, the more attached I become.

AND...what the what is this???

Is Piney actually growing pine cones? Seriously? I can't remember if these were there when we bought him!

What could it be? The fact that our house is a cozy 68 degrees? Just the right amount of natural light? The fires I have going everyday are providing the extra carbon dioxide it needs? The squirt of bleach I add to the water each time I water him? Or is it because every night I "pet" Piney, telling him what a great tree he is, and that I hope he lives forever???

Can you imagine, come July...

Random Friend: Whoa! What's that, kim?
Me: Oh, that's my plant.
RF: Plant? It looks like...a Christmas tree?
Me: Oh, it is...
RF: Is it real?
Me: Yes. It's immortal.
RF: Wha?
Me: Yeah. Piney's gonna live forever, as long as he has bleach water and constant love. I am willing him to my kids...
RF: Piney...hmmm...so...you're not gonna throw it out?
Me: What are you INSANE? Look at him! He's amazing!
RF: He...yeah, well, are you gonna at least pick up all those pine cones on the carpet?
Me: Nah...when you leave I'll let the squirrels in and they'll take care of it.

Sigh...



19 comments:

Much More Than Mommy said...

Are you absolutely, positively, 110% positive that it's not a fake tree with amazingly impressive real tree scent?

Kearsie said...

RF: And what are these two things hanging from your tree?

You: That would be two of the coolest most awesomest uniquest sweetest Christmas Ornaments from my BFF Kearsie that didn't make it here until mid-January. Yep. She makes good stuff but has really lousy timing. Also, I don't like the thing with sparkly eyes.

One Cluttered Brain said...

haha! You are WAY early for 2010 Christmas!
I love the smell of pine.
Mmm. Breathe it all in before you get rid of it.;)

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I want one too.

w said...

you still havar your tree? oh man. what's going to happen when it passes on in mayerarch? that's gonna be cullmpledly embarrassing to throw it out then!

o-m-gee, you can see me.
i'm not a ninja.
i'm a pine tree.

wasn't it on a pine tree when edward first called the love of his life (michael-- er. i mean bella) a spidvar monkey?

culld it be that i'm catching up to you! that's right. i'm maystering these words like a motha.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Oh God. I am not looking forward to the funeral posting. That's bound to come somewhere next month.

Maven said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!

I LOVED this!

Piney :-)

I laughed out loud that it's growing!!!!

The Retired One said...

I don't blame you. I just won't go barefoot in your house when I come and visit you next May or June.
:-}

Stephanie said...

This is way to funny. You are now going to have to keep us all updated on Piney's progress the suspense is going to kill me. You could always dress him up for the up and coming holidays such as Valentines Day or St. Patty's Day. Good Luck!!!

robin said...

wait, wait, wait......bleach water for the tree??? please explain this.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i love it! my tree is still up to, albeit it is fake

Holly Ann said...

i am definitely contacting you next Christmas so that i can, once again, have a real tree... not sure of your secret but i need in on it... the last real tree i had died before Christmas and i couldn't even turn it on...

Amy said...

Have you ever read Plantzilla? If you find it on Amazon you can preview the front flap--I think it justifies keeping a Christmas tree (or any plant) forever! Afterall: "When you give a living thing love, you never know where it will lead..."

w said...

there's no option for a red ribbon here. we have many nevar endeding jokes.

yes. i'm commayermenting again. i'm trying to pull ahead as far as possible. also. you should culmpliment me on how well i've been doing. i'm catching up!

Lisa Marie said...

Holy crap that is hilarious! The eternal tree. Charlie Brown would be so proud!

Big Girl said...

You are hilarious! I was bouncing in my seat giggling!
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MONICA-LnP said...

sheesh when we threw ours out it left practically all its needles on our floor from being so dry and dead!!
I still can smell that pine fresh smell,its great.you must be doing something right and now its having offspring!
stopping by from SITS

Erin said...

Years ago my Mom and I kept our tree through to April...we even decorated for each seperate holiday--hearts for Valentine's Day, shamrocks for St. Pattys...

w said...

let's see if your counting widget actually works. also. i'm top choice beef. hahahahahaha!

mayerbe it takes the avarage numayerber of comments.

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