First of all, I'm excited to say that this post is brought to you by my brand spanking new laptop! My husband had planned to get me one for Christmas, but hadn't found a good enough deal, so we thought we'd go shopping for one after the holidays. But yesterday at the mall, we stumbled upon a deal that was too good to pass up, and I now have my very own laptop! Thank you, Jerry!
Meanwhile, Christmas preparations have taken over my life, so those book reviews I'd hope to post yesterday and today were brushed aside. We're having a quiet Christmas Eve at home. The Girl is decorating the sugar cookies we made this afternoon...I'm not allowed in the kitchen because she wants to do the decorating all by herself, and I really wish I had a camera so you could see how great they look. In an hour or so, we'll snuggle on the couch and read The Night Before Christmas, and after she drifts off to sleep, I'll finish the wrapping I wanted to do over the weekend but couldn't because I had to shovel 80 bazillion feet of snow instead. Tomorrow afternoon, Serena and her husband are coming over for dinner, and The Girl will finally be able to give Serena the special gift she bought a couple of weeks ago. The Girl has such a big heart, and while she's like any other kid and loves receiving gifts, she loves giving even more.
But the real reason for this post is to wish all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with warmth and love, and I hope you get to spend the holiday with the people you love the most.