We spent the weekend doing Christmas things. Stringing up lights outside and putting up decorations inside, including the tree. The cats were evicted (see yesterday's post) so the ornaments and lights could go up. We use a fake tree. Some people think that is an awful thing to do, and I used to be one of those people. Then, at some point, the price of a fresh noble fir Christmas tree rose to around $60 - and that's when I changed my mind. I understand they're up to close to the $100 range now.