16 days until Christmas.
I don't feel ready in so many ways.
This year I am slowing down. The presents are slowly being purchased. The cookies are coming along--a new batch every few days. The tree is up and pretty without the ornaments.
Entrance exams, birthday parties, ACT exams, shopping, cleaning, art shows . . . school parties, cookie exchanges, volunteering galore.
In all of it I am a beacon of love. Or at least I try.