Today is supposed to be cloudy, drizzly and cool... though Christmas has pretty much arrived in the great orange retailer I work for... this means it might be busy... somewhat. Customers are picking through the Halloween decorations and believe me, they are going fast.
I did something I never thought I'd do. Ordered one of those tall and skinny, artificial Christmas trees. I wanted something to go between the aquarium stand and the foot of the stairs. Small palm trees and potted plants had been under consideration for a while, but I didn't want to spend money on something that might not survive. The plan right now is to keep the tree up all year round and change the decorations to reflect the seasons: snow flakes, icicles, and the the like over the winter for example. Believe me, there are tons of ornaments out there anything but Christmasy. Here's an example: