I should be in bed but here I sit typing away, and reading blogs and smiling and even chuckling to myself. All the things we have in common...finding the tree stand. I enjoyed the truthfullness about how hard it is to get a tree anchored to the wall of the living room and so on. I had to go up to the attic ...crouching room only...and see that the tree stand was way back under the eaves part of the roof. So down I came and got my Mum's old cane and went back up and 'hooked' the tree stand and pulled it over to me. I am still missing 2 strands of star lights we bought at Ikea last year. Who knows what I did with them?? Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but challenging with all the decorating and baking and cards to do and yet everything in life thats worth doing is worth the work and effort and then some. I hope I can please the Lord as the days roll by and I realize....no way, am I going to be able to do everything I thought I was. But ...after all Christmas is the Babe in the Manger...not at all about how many cookies I bake, right? Yes!