We’re also enjoying our first Christmas tree. Sydney reminded me that we have two young cats–one who loves to climb–but now that we are finally out of matchbox-sized living quarters and baby years, I couldn’t wait any longer. The company of the Christmas tree and two cats taking turns in my lap after the kids are in bed are making end-of-term grading a bit more doable. I hope to be done with all exams and grading by the time Sydney comes home (for good!) on Thursday night.