Christmas tree with penguins all over itThis 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. . . .