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Christmas time is here!

Mike's home and we had the first normal weekend we've had together in ages. Well, relatively normal. It's not every weekend that we get a Christmas tree and watch Christmas movies.

We got our tree at Target. How soulless is that? Yet so convenient because we bought a stand and lights there, too. Plus paper towels and other household necessities.

So far the cats are doing fine with the tree. We didn't anchor it to the wall because it's pretty sturdy in the stand. We did use floral wire for hanging the glass ornament and that has already proved to be a good idea. Ellie has been sitting on the arm of the couch batting at ornaments and chewing on branches.

On Saturday night we went to a party with some of Mike's work friends. Drinking and merriment ensued.

Yesterday we decorated the tree and watched TV. We also went to farmers' market and Mike ran a load of stuff over to Goodwill. After clearing out the Goodwill clothes, the newly free space in the wardrobe was instantly filled with boxes of fabric I've purchased over the last few months. That wardrobe is like a vacuum that can't stay empty.

Today, Housecleaning Part II begins, as I get the place ready for my mom's arrival on Wednesday. (Part I was all the prepping I did for Mike's homecoming. Now I must tackle the guest room.)

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