I'll start tonight's post off with a tip; John bought this HUGE ficus tree earlier this year and sat it right in the spot where the Christmas tree goes. My first and only concern was, "Where does it sit for the 6 weeks that the tree is up?!" It's right around 8 feet tall so "Nowhere in the house" ended up being the obvious answer.
We put it just out on the covered patio and strung lights on it to keep it warm at night. I think it's working because it has been out there over a month and hasn't dropped one leaf! (doesn't it seem kinda sad..peering in the window at the Christmas tree?)
In the Dreams Do Come True department, Max received an early Christmas gift tonight. It's called a Cat Cuddler. I'd say it does it's job! I fully expect he'll still be curled up in there tomorrow morning.
Also in the vein of dreams coming true--of all the times I've heard a first grader sing "all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!" now I can say I know someone who actually got them. :-)