well, no not really so far! The past week was full of sad news and setbacks. No Christmas spirit and no desire for shopping or putting tree & lights up. For one thing, it's been so dang warm but cold front on the way tonight. This winter rose/Christmas cactus has been the only bright color around. One week till Christmas vacation. Am ready for the break but not the holiday. I do hope to get out of dodge and make a quick getaway trip to Austin & up to the hill country and get an extra shot of color before the end of the month.