I have a dilemma. My life seems to consist of one dilemma after another. Today's concern is neither earth-shattering nor life-threatening. It's simply frustrating.
This year, we left up our Christmas trees and decorations longer than usual. I don't think we were actually procrastinating about taking them down. We were just enjoying them. Taking everything down and storing it is my very least favorite part of the holidays but I decided to tackle that chore this week.
A few weeks prior to Christmas I bought a gently used, primitive-looking, artificial tree. I loved having it up and decorated with vintage style lights and my own handmade ornaments. The tree didn't come with a box so now I have to find something in which to store it. None of the storage containers I already have is large enough. I even cleared out a closet and pulled out the huge Rubbermaid container in which I store guest linens, thinking that would hold the tree, but it didn't. Now I have closet clutter all over the guest bed and bedroom floor AND the artificial Christmas tree (now in three sections) is taking up space in the living room floor. Of course the cats are more than happy to "help" me, but their help leaves a bit to be desired.