This is partially what this year’s Christmas tree looks like. (larger version) The new living room layout means there’s only one place it’ll fit. But in what will probably be a tradition now, there are a whole lot of penguin ornaments on the tree. It’s a bit hard to see in this picture, but Fuzzball is not impressed by the tree or interested in it.
There were a whole bunch of people at the mall on Saturday (surprise, surprise). A couple of the stores were doing liquidation sales. I didn’t see all that much that I had to have right then, but I found a couple of things. It looks like the local friends are forgoing the gift exchange and going to a nice restaurant instead of having gifts+potluck as they did last year. That could be interesting. I haven’t gone out to dinner very often this year, and haven’t gone anywhere that was semi-fancy.
And of course, I now have many packages to gift-wrap. At least a lot of them are box-shaped. . . .