Every year we claim that we will go for a smaller tree than last year. In the big open space of the garden centre the trees never look overly huge, but then they wouldn't. So we pick one, get it home and then you realise it takes up half the living room and you need to cut a hole in the ceiling because it's too tall! The children love it, it has been well decorated by them and Thing 5 likes to watch the lights flash on it. With all of the other decorations up too it's all looking rather festive.
Our Elf on the Shelf arrived on the 1st of December and I'm really not into the whole spirit of Elf on the Shelf this year. If it wasn't for Thing 3 waiting her her arrival she would probably still be in the box. I've not moved her each night, she's not been up to her usual mischief and, to be honest, no one has taken a blind bit of notice of her anyway!
Anyway, I am so not ready for Christmas yet, so it's a good job it's still 16 sleeps away! I still have present shopping to finish. I have lists of food shopping to do, party food to get, a Christmas friends party evening to host, plays to watch, a pub quiz Christmas dinner to attend and the children finish school a week on Friday, arghhhh! I so need to be done before that deadline.
For now, I will continue to slowly rock in the corner, which probably isn't helping with progress on anything!