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Alethea & Athena
Quest for the Evergreen 
22nd-Nov-2016 06:00 pm
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We were not originally planning to slack off yesterday. I had a dentist's appointment almost first thing, and we were hoping it would just be a quick thing and we'd be back home and working before too long. But then we sat in the waiting room for at least half an hour, and by the time it was all over, we were like, oh well, the day's been shot anyway, might as well just keep going with it.

We actually did almost work, though. See, our friend from church has the week off, so she told us that if we needed to go to the store to get anything heavy, this would be the time. We were thinking of calling her today, but since our day was already a bust, we called her yesterday...and she didn't pick up. So we decided to compromise. We also had to do laundry, so while our clothes were in the washer, we would watch anime, and then we'd play Pokemon while our clothes were in the dryer, and when we had our clothes back, we would see about getting some work done.

But then our friend called back, so we decided to go shopping anyway. And that wasn't going to be quite so big a thing, either, but the last time we went to Target, we saw the Christmas trees that had on sale, and the had one with just the kind of needles that we like, so we thought maybe this would be the year we'd finally get a Christmas tree. It seemed like a good idea to do it when we had a car.

But then! the only sizes they had of the kind we wanted were 4 1/2 feet, which was too short, and 7 1/2 feet, which was way too tall. We bought some tinsel as a commitment to get a tree, like, via the internet or something, and then we went to Joe's for some ice. While we were there, someone came up with the idea of checking the other Targets in the area, and so we ended up driving all the way to another Target to see if they had the right tree in the right size. It didn't seem like they did, so after looking at the selection, we went to the help desk, where the guy discovered that they had exactly one six and a half foot tree, somewhere in the store, but the computer didn't give him a picture, so we couldn't be sure if it was the right kind of tree.

Our quest began again, and this time we checked every single box. Finally, Athena found the box in question! And there it was, a six and a half foot Virginia Pine. So we bought it! And they had the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups with Reese's Pieces in them, so we got some of those, too. And then we weren't sure if it was really a good idea to spend that money on a Christmas tree when we have so many bills to pay, but since there was only one in the store, it seemed like it was just waiting for us. And we'd already bought it, so it was too late to worry about it now.

And then we came home, ate dinner, and played Pokemon...after we discovered that Kingdom Hearts Unchained Chi is having a double experience week, along with some other deals that are making it an ideal week to spend time on that game. There's just too much to do.

Today I'm thankful for Sister D driving us all around town in search of the perfect Christmas tree, procuring the perfect Christmas tree, massive deals in Kingdom Hearts Unchained Chi, catching an Abra, and Reese's Stuffed With Pieces.
Comments 
23rd-Nov-2016 03:31 am (UTC)
Oh, jolly, a Christmas tree of your very own!! (I wasn't sure if you meant real or artificial but as your post went on I started assuming artificial was most likely.) Will you wait till after Thanksgiving to put it up and decorate it? Do you have ornaments?? If not, you can like... hang anime keychains on it or something. Hahahaha :D
23rd-Nov-2016 05:10 pm (UTC)
We will wait until we have managed to clear a sufficient space in our living room to put it up! We don't have any ornaments, just the garland of tinsel, but we do have lots of little plush toys, and, as you mentioned, lots of anime keychains. We do want a proper topper for the tree, but we didn't like any of the ones they had at Target, so we're still shopping around. (And yes, it is artificial. We have a hard enough time keeping our apartment clean without extra Christmas tree needles littering the floor...)
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