And just like that... we are 12 days from Christmas. The month of December saw my guy fly to the other side of the world and back, my friends help celebrate my birthday in style in his absence, my dog learn (quite remarkably) how to be patient and sweet while his owner handled a severe bout of the stomach flu, and the onset of real winter weather in these parts... a few weeks ahead of schedule.
And now, we get to the Christmas'ing. It is our first real one together, and the first in our home. We've strung lights in the windows, carried home a tree for decorating from a lot just up the street (my first real Christmas tree in years!), hung up three stockings (one for Boomer too, of course), and are trying our best to think creatively and avoid the mess at the malls, filling the house with delicious meals and treats, and just enjoying being together, the three of us, for our first holiday together.