I was up at 5:30 on Saturday morning - a woman on a mission! My in-laws were on their way and my house would be decorated for Christmas before they arrived. I was at Meijer at 6:30. (You know, that store is actually enjoyable at that hour of the morning). I grabbed a few more decorations and a carrot cake for my father in law, then it was home to tackle the tree, the stairway, the fireplace and the front door. I'm proud to say that except for my Christmas Village, everything was done and a pot of vegetable soup was simmering in the crockpot by the time they pulled into the driveway. The weather turned nasty and we had a relaxing evening, curled up on the couch with the Christmas tree glowing and enjoyed some great conversation.