The tree is decorated, there are stockings for each of the dogs, and the turkey is thawed and ready for tomorrow's meal. We will see Darren's family in Australia via Skype this afternoon (Christmas morning there) and I will visit mine for a few days beginning on the 26th. We will have friends with us tomorrow, just a few days before the anticipated birth of their new baby next week. There are a few presents under the tree, and we've even had some much-needed rain here in town. With people home from work, we chat with our neighbors front porch to front porch in the middle of the day about holiday plans. We are grateful for all of these simple things.
Happy holidays to all, wherever you may be!