I spent a while trying to find the right image for this post, but I started looking before I ever really wrote anything. Like I said yesterday, it feels like October slipped by unnoticed, so when we went to my parents’ house today and started getting out the Christmas decorations, it was sort of a realization that it’s already the middle of November!

Snow Queen's Mischief

I love Christmas time. Unlike Halloween (which I also love!), Christmas has such a large build-up leading to the actual day, and so much more really partake in the festivities around the world. But what I really love are the decorations. I love walking down the street and seeing all of the cool things people have put up, or taking a drive down Candy Can Lane (which I haven’t done in years) and seeing all of the awesome creations people come up with, truly outdoing themselves year after year.

Given all of that, I was excited to pull out one of my parents’ spare Christmas trees and a bunch of lights that we’re going to put up this week. We had always used the same tree for 25 years, then they got a couple more that they or family got at ridiculously low prices after the holiday seasons over the recent years, so we lucked out being able to get one they aren’t using.

I’m a big fan of the multi-colored lights that blink and dance their way across the tree, but Melanie is more in favor of a “themed” tree, sticking to one or two colors of lights and decking it out to match. So, in the order of fairness (that doesn’t sound right, but I can’t remember the expression right now!), we’re doing a themed tree this year since last year we had multi-colored lights. ‘Tis the season for sharing!

Now I’m off to squeeze in a couple hundred words for NaNoWriMo before my 9:00 call. Be sure to come back for tomorrow’s post, Phone Numbers: The Death of an Era!