So of course, it's time to start decorating. Wrapped the lighted garland around the handrail for the stairs...we've got tons of the stuff.
See, when the girlchild was just starting to be mobile, and we had two active cats, and we were going home for Christmas...a tree just seemed like a horrible idea. But we wanted to hang all of our ornaments...so we bought cheap fake pine garland and wrapped lights into it, then hung it all around the perimeter of the living room in pretty loops. Then we hung all of our ornaments from the garland. We only did it that one year, but it sure looked pretty, especially when we turned out the lights.
Then when we moved to Maine, we wrapped that lovely tall staircase with it, and used some branches with fake berries and gold bows to accent it. Now, it's stairway decor yet again.
Hung the wreath on the door with a baby bungee cord, got out the stuffed snowman/snowbaby combo and put it on top of the tree, and hung some wooden bears from the ceiling fan in the dining area. (And this year was soooo different from the others! This year I managed to do it without getting hit in the head by the rotating fan! Go me!)
I need to make a holiday icon.