Family is still gathering, presents are still being opening, I hear the turkey has just been declared "done", candles are still burning, but with the calendar at Merry Christmas plus one, another holiday is headed for the archives.
Jean just goes absolutely all out for the holidays. Everything is done fresh and from scratch. There's the apple pie, apple crumb crust (whatever it's really called), pumpkin, several kinds of candy, several kinds of cookies, cake, enough dinner to make cooking unnecessary for the next week, and images of Weight Watchers dancing in our heads.
Jean loves to make handcrafted cards for all occasions. It's something else she loves to share. Besides each of us getting a personal homemade card, often in addition to another from the pharmacy, she made 72 Christmas cards for each resident of the Fairview Fellowship Home, each delivered complete with a candy cane.
Best wishes, and I look forward to seeing some of you on the water.