I'm a sucker for Christmas. I really am. The cold outside, the hot mugs of tea or hot chocolate, the corny Christmas cds, the Christmas trees, wrapping up presents, being with the people you love, baking filhoses (the way grandma used to do), watching Home Alone 1 and 2 again and again, you name it! And I know it's still early to start talking about it (as if we could ignore the stores and the decorations everywhere!), but this year I decided to do it now anyway. I'm going back to Lisbon at the beginning of December and I wanted to still be able to enjoy our Christmas decorations and feel the Christmas spirit here at home. And so here I am, listening to a Bing Crosby cd I bought for 1 pound whilst wearing an elf hat. I got us a 3 feet long tree with lights that I intend to decorate with tiny red decorarions and candy canes as soon as he gets home (I've had a thing for having a tree decorated with candy canes ever since I was a little child, so hooray!!! on that department!). There's some colour changing Santas to light the kitchen and some window decorations I brought from Portugal. All I need now is to find mistletoe and hang it on every door (the more excuses for extra kisses the better! Not that we need it though...). I even dug up some Christmas movies from his humongous dvd collection. And there! I think we're set! Hooray! let's start jingling then!