Last Thursday we met at Jack's to start preparing for Christmas. We removed all of the Halloween and Fall decorations. So far, five Christmas trees have been put up and knowing Patricia, 38 more are coming in any day.
All thumbs, that I am, I attempted to help by giving Misty a hand with the largest Christmas tree. Putting it together was a little discombobulated due to the fact that I've never mastered the "righty tighty, lefty lucy" concept of tightening the tree into the tree stand. As Misty was 'righty tightying' I was 'lefty lucying' and around and around we went. Finally, I stepped back and Misty got the booger upright and tight.
Patricia yelled from the front of Jack's that she wanted the "bows" (East Texas for Boughs) fluffed. I assumed, as only an old gal can, that she wanted the 'bows' uncrunched and tree looking. Misty and I were, at this time, laying on the floor "fluffing" the lower 'bows'. Unnoticed by me, we went around and around again. In my pea brain, "fluffing" was not what I was doing. I was straightening not fluffing.
Fluffing, I have learned, is an artwork mastered only by anal retentive people who put up more than one tree in their home. Fluffing is more like a scrunch. I have drawn an example below:
By the time 8:00 pm rolled around, I was dead tired from fluffing and had to go home. The younger of the Texas Junkin' Ladies remained and I'm sure fluffed until the roosters started crowing.