Advent both heightened and diminished the expectations of Christmas: I began waiting for something other than gifts and stockings.
I’m starting to get excited for Christmas.
It might have something to do with the fact that our shopping is finished and our Christmas cards are addressed and sealed and the holiday to-do list has started to shrink instead of grow.
Hard to believe Christmas is just three weeks away, and the only thing I have done to prepare is put up the Christmas tree and a few other decorations. I’ve done no Christmas shopping; I’ve mailed no Christmas cards (though I did finally order them last night); I’ve baked nary a cookie or other delicious Christmas treat.