I’ve always liked December 23. For the past decade or so, it has been the day when everything needed to be complete. By evening. the decorating is finished, gifts have all been wrapped, there are usually a few errands that had been run, but they are small and local. Any baking or making is usually done because the mood hits, and not with an eye on a schedule or list.

We won’t be having a white Christmas here this year, a wet one is more likely, but even with the oddly warm weather, it was nice to curl up under a quilt, find some time to sit, work with some yarn, and enjoy the lights of the tree.