On the plus side: I bought our Christmas tree yesterday.
On the minus side: I can't get it to stand up straight in the tree stand, and I am out of enthusiasm for trying. Also every time I look at it I find myself tilting my head, and my neck is starting to ache.
On the plus side: I found the lights for the tree in a big carton labelled 'lights."
On the minus side: so far only about half of them work.
On the plus side: I found my Christmas cookie recipes.
On the minus side: no one in my immediate family eats cookies any more. That's right, no one. Except me. And I'm not going to be the fall guy for all those calories.
Advent is a season of pluses and minuses.