It's been hard to get in the Christmas spirit. The recent snow and a visit to the Chicago institution I will refer to as "Marshall Field's" has helped.
There is something about State Street during the holidays...shoppers, window displays, bell ringers...it just starts to feel like Christmas.
Now that I have some shopping done I need to focus on decorating the house. We're still covered in pumpkins and Thanksgiving. Flipping that over this week will seal the deal. Of course I have my holiday tunes playing already - that started Nov. 28th - and my iPod will be going to the office this week for entertainment.