It was a lovely day all around. I somehow managed to pull Christmas out of the air, considering I tend to wait until the very last minute to get stuff done. I was watching all around me as other folks were cleaning, baking, creating up a storm days and weeks before the day. Meanwhile, I was looking around at my messy kitchen, unvaccuumed floor, and undecorated house, all knowing I had a big dinner to cook for house full of guests coming up really fast. Maybe someday I'll manage to create the fairy tale Christmas morning and dinner I always picture. This year, I'm just happy I managed to get some lights up!