No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights
I guess it officially started in our house today, the tree is up and lit, awaiting decorations. Most of the presents are bought (and paid for!) and the house is a disaster. Yep, it's Christmas!
My husband is working both Eve and Day, as is my brother-in-law. We have a traditional holiday breakfast open house kind of thing, that will still be on. This year my little sister is starting her own tradition with a lovely holiday brunch, as prepared by her husband, a chef and overall kitchen whiz. Would it be horrible to skip out on my own breakfast and head over there? I especially want to Christmas with my cute little niece, what to do...? My son invited half of the known universe over, and my family and friends have had a standing invitation for years. Anyone could show up.
In out finest tradition, a major appliance has broken. My washing machine is on life support and we are hoofing it to the laundromat. Fa la la la la...!
On the bright side, I received a box of Godiva chocolates as a gift and I am going to see King Kong tonight.