Sunday, December 19, 2004



With just one week left before Christmas, the tree has been both purchased and decorated.

The key to marital harmony during the holidays: do not attempt to string up lights together---down that path lies certain acrimony. Designate one person as light-stringer (in our case, that would be me) while other person stands at the ready to offer assistance when tree pitches toward the floor.

And in case you were wondering, you'll find "attempting to decorate a tree while two children under the age of 3 are awake" as the definition of "futility" in the dictionary.