... and I was up to feed the pets at around 6:30AM. The sky was lightening in the east, with some beautiful color. Things felt very peaceful, even with Louis barking outside.
In another few hours our Christmas guests, family and friends, will begin to arrive, and the festivities will get underway. We still have a few things to do to prepare -- for me, a little cleaning, and making the salad. Jeannine is baking her fabulous pumpkin rolls, and probably doing a dozen or so other things.
My brother Bruce showed up last night, which was great -- we got to spend some time with him on Christmas Eve. I spent a lot of that time talking blogs with him, and I think he is finally going to get going with his. Once he does, I'll put a link up on this site.
Emily actually went to bed before us last night, and has yet to get up -- I suspect she is still tired from her "red-eye" flight home a couple of days ago.
And, in a very mundane yet very sweet way, this is a special Christmas morning for me -- for the first time in probably twenty years or so, I am up at the same time as my wife... and I got to see her initial reaction to seeing all the stockings I made for everyone lined up along the stairs. It's just one more benefit of adopting a sane sleep schedule. I'm looking forward to the rest of the day.
Merry Christmas, all! -- PL