Sunday, October 31, 2010

Early Christmas shopping

When Oct. 31 rolls around, everybody thinks of which holiday?

That's right: Christmas.

Actually, it was just coincidental that Halloween was the day we picked out and reserved our Christmas tree. Over the last few years, we learned that an extra trip to the tree farm saves time and frostbitten digits. Sure, we miss out on slogging through snow to try to select a tree, but we are willing to forgo that experience.

Madame X and I were accompanied by our two oldest granddaughters (and their parents).

Now, all we have to do is return whenever we choose and claim the tree we tagged. It usually still involves a walk on the snow-covered grounds, but the process moves along much more quickly when you can go directly to "your" tree. Plus, the selection is better at this time of year.

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