Ok, I am not allowed to even speak of "the event" until tomorrow -- that is the rule in our house. My DH is a fanatic about not rushing through the holidays just to get to "--!!". He absolutely forbids any singing, any talk, any hint of lights, tinsel, or cookies....until we celebrate Thanksgiving.
In years past, his drop dead date was December 1. We were not allowed to even begin to think about the big holiday, let along contemplate the year's light show or tree setup, until the first day of December. But after 24 years of marriage and the fact that he has lived with a person who absolutely loves this time of the year, he has mellowed....somewhat. We are now allowed to begin to dig out the decorations and actually put on music the day after Thanksgiving. The tree, however, must stay packed into it's box until 12/1.
Hmmm....I think after dinner today I will start to clear away the clutter from the storage area and just "look" and see what we have in there. I can hear my DH yelling, "NOT!" from down the hallway...so I will just sign off and put the thought out of my head...until tomorrow!