Normally I'd prefer to keep my decorations up until Russian Christmas, but with the semester starting and going out of town next week (albeit briefly, it's long enough to be troublesome) I took down my tree today.
Of course, it occurs to me that I haven't taken any "good" pictures of my first full-sized tree only after I start dismantling it. I only have crappy phone pics of proof of its existence. Like this:
So here is a postcard from packing it all up. Note the eclectic meets cheap-generic-oh-shit-I-need-to-put-something-on-this-tree collection of ornaments.
Pete was most disappointed that the source of amusement is going away. He expressed his disapproval by stealing garland.
Look at that face. It's a good thing he's so damn cute.
In other news, trying to not stress about the assessment too terribly much. It seems like it's mostly straight logic stuff, with interview-y type questions. I think I need to try to not read into it too much. I think. I don't know. I'm an analytical type at heart. It's hard to turn that off.