1. Slowly and surely, level by level, Mom and I put her artificial Christmas tree together, peacefully and happily.
2. I suffered neither concussion nor frostbite as I started pulling Christmas boxes out of the storage closet to get the lights and garlands. I achieved a major success by stringing the lights on the tree. Next up? Garlands and ornaments.
3. My house sitting stint at the Roberts' house came to an end this evening. The dogs and cats sobbed openly and shamelessly as I bid them farewell. Well, they didn't really sob, it was more like, well, it was more like they didn't really notice I left.