It's December 1st and for many people the official okay to start putting Christmas stuff up and shopping. Although I LOVE Christmas I respect my husbands feelings and don't put the tree up until the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The tree is up and the first part of ornaments are up. It usually takes a few days of staring at it and adding some more here and there before I love it. Ryan asked me why we had to put the blanket (tree skirt) underneath, apparently it gets in his way. My work Christmas party is Friday and my knitting group party is Saturday. I'm going to try and get my Chex mix and pretzels made on Sunday to start packaging for goodie gifts that we deliver to our friends. Do something fun and in the holiday spirit this weekend, maybe some cookie baking with your kids or let them make Christmas cards for their grand parents. There is lots of fun to be had. Cheers.