My artificial tree bought the farm last year....so I decided this year, for the first time in fifteen years, I was having a real tree. I was so excited! Like a kid at Christmas! I bought a tree stand at Home Depot, strings of lights at Michael's and scoped out the trees for sale last week. I decided to pick one up on Sunday. Lo and behold, I woke up to snow on the ground. Not much but enough to send a thrill up my spine; enough for the kids next door to try to build a snow man. Yep, Christmas is definitely in the air. I went through the usual struggle getting the tree in the house and set up in the stand. Then I started on the lights, only to find that my first strand was defective. So, a little disappointed but tomorrow will be tree trimming day. Tonight I can only share the picture of the bare tree but I promise, it will be gorgeous and it smells so "walking in the woods". A total delight for all the senses.