Christmas Shopping . . . Already

I do not enjoy Christmas shopping. I don’t even enjoy regular shopping. But today we went shopping and I actually look forward to this shopping trip every year.

We drive out to Calhoun, TN (about an hour away) and pick out our Christmas tree from Cook’s tree farm. The sad news is that we didn’t get one there this year. No. This is their last year, and they’re trying to clear out their supply of trees. They cut down all the 8-9′ ones last year and none of them were much over 6′ today. It was sad. We always get a Fraser Fir and we even checked out a couple different types of trees. They were all too small.

So we drove back home and decided to check out this little Mom-n-Pop produce store that had trees out. All of them were Fraser Firs and we found one within 10 minutes. (It never takes us very long to pick one.) So we now have our Christmas tree.

I’m actually not sure how I feel about Cook’s closing. The one bad thing about driving to Calhoun is the Bowater paper plant. It stinks up the entire town. And the smell is disgusting. So maybe we’ll find another tree farm in a not-so-stinky area.

I plan on putting up some pics later, but my camera cord was left behind at school.


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