Apparently it’s not just about how I like the lights nestled into the tree.
After I put the lights on, I set them to slow fade on/slow fade off. Not sure why I love that particular setting, but it’s very restful for me. YA informed me that just plain lights on is better. When I came down the next morning, the settings (on all three strands) were set to on. No fading. I set them back to fade.
Later that morning, I put on al the ornaments, including the crochet snowflakes and my favorite – the red wood bead strands. I love them lopped on. When YA came down, she informed me that they are “crooked” and proceeded to straighten them. After she went back upstairs, I put them back the way I like them.
I bet you can tell where this is going. Yep, a passive-aggressive battle over how the tree is decorated. It’s been five days and it looks likes she has given up on the snowflakes and red bead garlands. However when I came down this morning, the lights were changed to full on. I might have given in on the flakes and garlands, but I’m not sure I can give in on the light settings. Sigh.
Have you ever given in on something for the greater good?