Thank you DJan and Booksandcandy for your suggestions to my Christmas tree dilemma. I spent a good portion of the day trying to figure out to incorporate one or the other into our living room. Considering it's an "open" floor plan there is very limited wall space; it was challenging.
But all is not lost! No, the boys, knowing just how disappointed I was, spent some time today while I was out coming up with a new game plan.
Now this new plan means that the living room chair needs to be moved into the dining room - because the chair is too big to fit through the door to the bedroom - of course, the buffet in the dining room needs to be moved either into our bedroom or the kitchen and that means we will have even less seating in the living room than we already have but we will be able to squeeze a tree in there. So basically, we have to rearrange the whole damn house.
And although it is utterly ridiculous to have a giant chair in the dining room; I have decided to make the best of it and call it a "reading nook" as there is plenty of natural light due to the double windows. That, my friends, is called making the best of it.
Those two are my heroes. They saw how unhappy I was and set about to make me smile again - the best Christmas present!
Yes, I'm impossible to live with - I know this and own it. Someday's I can't even stand myself. But they claim to love me anyway; I honestly don't know how they put up with me.
Sadly though, this game plan came about too late in the day to go get a tree - not too mention the fact that it was seriously cold and rainy here today - so most likely we won't get a tree until next weekend. Unless they decide to pick one up after work this week.
But nonetheless - we WILL have a tree!!
Let the Christmas insanity begin...