Ended up purchasing a fake Christmas tree. Decorated with white lights and ornaments purchased after Christmas last year at Bompany Company store. It looks beautiful. Well at least I think so. Even my cat Choo-Choo seems to be impressed. He can’t stop staring at the lights. He’s currently sitting on my curio Queen Anne end table, starring at the tree. I wonder what he’s thinking. Initially, he tried to eat the tree but gave up after not being able to break a piece off. What is it with cats and plants? Thinking it’s a good thing I didn’t purchase the real one.