I think we're almost ready. From my great-grandmother's quilt that only comes out for Christmas time to the tiny Italian Nativity I gave my grandmother almost fifty years ago to the plaster Santa Claus that John painted when he was in grade school as well as all the other traditional Christmas decorations . . .
The pineapple, oranges and coconut are waiting to to be made into ambrosia for Christmas breakfast; there are ducks thawing for the feast, a mincemeat pie to be made . . .
And the possibility of quite a bit of snow. We hope that the friends who usually join us for Christmas Day will be able to get here . . . we hope that there will be power . . .
And I hope that all of you are enjoying this Christmas Eve!