What is the state of readiness here in my little piece of California? The gifts are all wrapped (except the ones that got lost in the closet) and the cards nearly written…the pie crust waits for filling, and the gingerbread house is still in pieces…it will all get done, but I just wanted to take this time to wish everyone who celebrates time with those who matter to them, lots of laughter, and love.

Presents are nice, but presence is better… I hope you have a very merry Christmas!