I'm nearly ready. I have a couple of things left to wrap. I'll bake during the day, bread to go with dinner, cookies to contribute to dessert.
My attempt at a relaxed run-up to Christmas has come off pretty well. Even without baking 14 kinds of cookies, there was still plenty to do.
But so far, so good.
Last night was Christmas, The Prequel, with a brother who will be traveling and spending the holidays elsewhere. And it was really lovely. The food was amazing (made even more so for the fact that I hadn't eaten since the night before), the fire was cheerful, the gifts were thoughtful, and there were a lot of laughs.
How fortunate am I to be able to do it all again tomorrow? Fortunate, indeed.
I hope this finds you well and happy as Christmas arrives at last. I love this time of year, when all the hubbub subsides and folks settle in to enjoy time with one another. And cookies.