... all of my Christmas gifts are purchased (and the ones that have to be mailed have been wrapped and sent), and it's time to turn on some Christmas music & get some holiday decorations put up!
While a huge segment of the world is shopping (*shudder* I don't enjoy shopping most days of the year ... and wild horses couldn't drag me out today), I am home, stringing Christmas lights on the crabapple tree outside (which took an incredible series of logistics to get the remote control on/off switch hooked up), pulling out ALL of the Christmas-related stuff (where did all of this come from, anyway), and then systematically sorting things out into three piles: (1) Stuff For Cookie Day (2) Christmas Village Components and (3) Everything Else. The Cookie Day stuff can be stashed until about the 17th. The Christmas Village Components are going back in storage. Everything Else can be put up throughout the day. I'm going to ask my dearest to help make some choices about what to decorate our space with, and what we might be able to donate to places that can use it.
So, let Christmas preparations commence! I'm putting Christmas music up on my blog!