My house this year is severely lacking in the spirit of the season. No lights, no tree, no joy . There are probably complex reasons for all of these, but when it comes to the tree, the explanation is simple: I can't keep anything alive. Me remembering to water a tree is pretty unlikely, sad to say. And those dead firs, they suck up the water.
Of course, you could probably rig some sort of crazy watering system, if you were more MacGyvery than me, but what kind of an eyesore would that be? Alternatively, you could spend $23 on the Gift-Wrapped Tree Reservoir, which disguises a two gallon water reservoir as just another present under the tree, though under my tree, the impeccable wrapping would probably give it away on the spot.
Even better, though, the reservoir makes it easier to refill the water supply—no more crawling on my hands and knees under the tree. On the downside, no more pretending I'm a sniper slipping into position for the perfect shot. Oh well, the holiday season giveth and taketh away.
[via OhGizmo! ]