I wonder if this is the year I will finally break down and get a tree. Every year I think about doing it, and every year I balance the expense of buying an artificial tree against the cost of the presents I want to buy, and the tree idea gets scrapped for another year.
This year, however, I got a little something back from the mortgage company--interest from the escrow account that I guess they're not allowed to hang on to. It isn't much, a little over $70, but it might make a tree look not-that-expensive.
It'd be nice to finally have something upon which to hang all these ornaments I've amassed over the years. It doesn't have to be some huge monster of a tree--maybe something about four or five feet tall? I'll take a look when I go out shopping, see if I can find something that won't break the bank.
Of course, I could use that extra money on presents...