I've spent all day today getting last minute loose ends tied up before Christmas. I've baked batches upon batches of cookies, made dozens of chocolate truffles, tied ribbon, wrapped packages, decided (finally) what to serve for breakfast Christmas morning, cleaned the apartment and almost everything else I could think of that had to be done these last few days, and you know what? Even with all of the stress of getting stuff finished I am still so so excited for Christmas. Last year J and I were celebrating the holiday laying by a pool in Costa Rica so this is our first married Christmas at our home, with our families. It's really exciting to mesh together our families traditions and begin our own. I was setting our table and was actually excited about polishing the silver. Not because of finally seeing them turn beautiful and shiny (though the instant gratification is rewarding) but because J and I are hosting Christmas morning at our home. We have a home. Together. And that in itself makes me smile.
So...now that everything is squared away I can finally relax and get some work done. Or go watch "The Graduate" with the hubbie while acting like I am getting some work done :)
Hope everyone is having a lovely week and that you all are starting to relax as well. Have a great night!