Today begins my Christmas holiday…such a wonderful magical thought! My daughter comes home from England, my middle child celebrates her birthday…and Advent comes to a close, with the winter feast and the rebirth of Jesus again in our hearts. Christmas oranges, Christmas light…family and friends gathered to share in a drink and some laughter. I feel a sense of unleashed freedom…wintry walks and cozy evenings, painting and writing and sorting of photographs…baking and movie-watching…all the good stuff of life! It is a great morning as I anticipate all of this!