Or are you like me?? Ms. procrastination. Every year I promise that I will get my shopping done in the summer. I actually just finished my shopping tonight. Literally did all my shopping on line. My tree is up -- I put it up on Thursday -- this past Thursday. Oh and it is just the tree -- I have one - just one ornament on so far. My husband convinced me a couple of years ago to get rid of my beautiful expensive artificial tree that I used for a couple of years. It was given to me by a good friend. She is now in her 70s and told me it was too difficult for her put up. And holy cr*p she was right. She laughed at me after I told her it was a beast. She asked me what part of "It is difficult to put up did I not understand?" But it was gorgeous!!!!! I gave it to the local SPCA thrift store about 2 years ago. Back to my current pos Walmart pre-lit tree. It is on it's 3rd Christmas. Last year I tried vigorously to try to find the one light burnt out on 2 different strands. After hours of changing out bulbs and bleeding fingers I gave up and added lights -- Kind of defeats the purpose of the frickin pre-lit tree. Oh well, The tree is up. I have been working mega overtime the last 8 weeks -- for Christmas, taxes, and a January Vegas trip. Yesterday I apparently contracted a virus/head cold. Working in a hospital it is a continuous perpetual breeding ground for a host of bacteria and diseases. So now I am coughing a lung up and I think I tore either my spleen or my liver and I am convinced I have bruised my sternum. Some how I offered to work another extra shift Sunday so I will only have Monday and Tuesday to finish decorating the tree. On the bright side for my husband. I haven't had time to put up all my Christmas cr*p. Which sets just well with Ebeneezer aka my husband. I have a small family so I do not have tons of presents to buy. I do miss putting all my Christmas china and dishes out. I have a big collection of 1950s made in Japan Christmas collectibles -- this year they will stay in the box. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.