It’s a busy week for everyone. The gifts are bought, the tree decorated, and my cookies are in the oven. I love baking cookies, especially the sugar cookies so my granddaughter can decorate them. I still need to wrap a few presents, but I expect they’ll be done in time.
I’ll be spending Christmas Day with family. My children are grown now, but they’ll still be here with us for the holidays. I always loved watching my kids’ faces light up when they were little and they opened something they’d asked Santa to bring. It seems like it was only yesterday, and now I’m watching my granddaughter’s delighted face.
I did receive one early present. It didn’t come through the chimney, but the doggie door. Lady, my Border Collie mix, brought in a live toy and dropped it at my feet. Neither I nor the squirrel appreciated it. Imagine me screaming, hubby running, Lady barking, and the poor squirrel raising hell. Long story short, we managed to get the terrified squirrel back outside. I know Lady brought me the squirrel out of love, but that was probably the oddest present I’ve ever received.
I’m wishing you a day surrounded by loved ones, good food on your table and presents under your tree.