Elaine: Huh? I just...I can't...
Terry: No hurry, you can get to it when the stomach flu subsides.
Elaine: It could be a while.
Terry: No problem. It will be there when you feel better.
Elaine looks at the box and sits on the couch and begins assembling the tree between waves of sickness. She wonders if there could be such a thing as an umbrella tree like on cartoons.
Terry watches Elaine assemble the tree while he is on the phone with HR on his new job. He is trying to get the health insurance, life insurance and other benefits started asap. Elaine wonders at the urgency. Perhaps she is sicker than she thought!!! Needless to say, this is all she got done toward decorating. Maybe tomorrow the sickness will be gone.
Hallmark Christmas Movie Version of Christmas with Terry and Elaine
Terry: Darling, please don't raise your little pinky. I have some paperwork to get done for my new job, but you don't have to worry. I have hired a few elves to decorate for us this year.
Elaine: Sweetheart, you are the best! Where did you find the elves?
Terry: Don't you believe in Santa? You know where elves come from.
Elaine: Silly me, I forgot. It must be the raging fever.
Terry: They will not only decorate. They will clean the house and do the laundry.
Elaine: This is the best Christmas ever!