I'm running a little bit behind this morning - which isn't like me for a Monday. After losing our service last night (that I've since found out was something that happened to a ton of Comcast customers from MN, IL and MI) (But I'm still suspicious of why the neighbor was crawling in our box 10 minutes after we lost service) I then lost my printer as well. It completely jammed up in the middle of printing and I had to pretty much take it apart this morning to get it all tidied back up and running.
It's working now.
And yes, we put up our tree yesterday. I had a weak moment. (we normally put it up next weekend) I love our pencil tree. The kids? Not so much. It's more suited to our living environment though and it's apt to stay up longer because of that. I can see why the kids miss our bigger fuller tree - but it's okay. It's been about 8 years or so since we've purchased a real tree and I miss that too - but right now, this is what works for us.
There are a lot of things that I vowed I would never do (fake tree) that make perfect sense to me now as a parent. It is what it is.
Tonight we'll decorate it.
At least, that's the plan....
Yesterday afternoon's conversation: