I baked some cookies today, with a bit of help from Tom. These are last year's photos, but they look the same this year. They'll be packed away in the freezer, awaiting festivities.
I also did some online shopping. I found some very cute Little People Christmas play sets at www.fisher-price.com , at much better prices than Amazon, and free shipping! I love shopping on line! I went a little nuts. But, oh, what fun we'll have.
I have been hearing and seeing comments about making Christmas simpler, not enjoying all the shopping, or the music, or the commercialism, or whatever. That's fine. But obviously I'm not there yet. There was a time when the kids were grown up that the magic disappeared for a while, but it came back with the grandchildren, a son-in-law who loves it all, and a daughter who has rediscovered the magic through her children.
However you feel about the holidays, and whatever you do, I hope you will find your own personal JOY, and maybe even a little MAGIC.