I suffer from an affliction this time of year. I know I am not the only one: Christmas Tree OCD.
Before the kids, the tree was always themed. Silver and blue one year. Red and gold another. I spent a great deal of time ensuring that the baubles were spaced evenly. That the gaps were filled. If the Christmas tree lights had a section that didn’t work, I would painstaking test each bulb. Tinsel of different lengths and density belonged in different sections. There was a specific order in which the decorations were to be hung. Read more