I put up our (permanent) tree, which has built-in lights, and put more lights on it. So it has about 800 little lights on it. The tree went up night-before-last. Today I put on some ornaments. Also, I have housecleaned the downstairs well.
That's the good news. The bad news is that I still have to really clean the upstairs of the house. The worse news is that I need to send out at least a few Christmas cards, and I can't even remember where I put the ones I bought for this purpose. Sigh. Guess I'll be buying new ones. I've been through this in years before: We buy Christmas cards right after Christmas each year, store them away, lose them, buy new ones, then immediately afterwards, stumble on the ones we bought first.
If Aral Peppermint Patty or Goa'uld would teach me to post pictures, I would post a picture of a very pleased Tan Lucy Pez here, because I'm pretty happy to have the tree up.