I'm really looking forward to Christmas this year. Thanksgiving was the first time I'd been with my family for more than three days since March, and the fact that I was strung out about homework kind of absorbed a lot of the joy. But one of the big reasons I'm looking forward to Christmas is the PRESENTS...
When I get something for someone that I know they'll both absolutely love and also be surprised by, I get so excited. This year, I have a lot of really special things like that, and I'm really, really looking forward to spending time with people I love and giving them some really special things. I'll probably elaborate more when Christmas actually arrives.
As for now, I'm taking some cookies and a good book to bed. Tomorrow I will lie under our newly-aquired, newly-decorated Christmas tree, and bat the ornaments.