All the last minute shopping at the supermarket is finished (unless I forgot something else). The cocoa mix is ready to serve to the carolers tomorrow night, the cookies have been baked and Rice Crispy Candy is chilling. My holiday candles are flickering and the smell of cinnamon drifts through the house. It smells like Christmas in my house.
My business partner, her husband and their two children paid us a visit this evening. Little E was so excited to hand me a gift bag when he came down to the family room. Inside was the cutist Christmas that he had made and painted green. His parents are teaching him the joy of giving to others. Of course, I hung the ornament on the front of the tree and it will be there each year.
Little E’s sister has a story about the green paint on the ornament. Actually she got into the paint last week and her mom says she was green from head to toe.
This was a wonderful evening with the fire crackling, kids eating cookies, adults drinking hot chocolate and a friends sitting in the floor and chatting with us. This is something you can’t buy.