...the family went out last night and purchased our Christmas tree. It's all set up in the livingroom and the house smells like a pine forest. Today, the children will decorate it as is our custom. Each child has his own set of ornaments that we've collected over the years, so it's fun to have them tell stories of each ornament. Wrapping the lights is always a bear...the usual source of bickering.
Today, I'll make a big pot of eggnog. The family schola is practicing music for Christmas Eve and Day, which is always a treat to hear. I also need to bake the panettonne...Christmas isn't Christmas without panettonne.
However, I am pretty sick today, so I need to take it easy as the Christmas Marathon begins tomorrow at 4 PM and won't end until 2 AM Christmas Dawn.