The presents are almost finished being wrapped.
There is more than enough food in the house
Meg has quite bad ear infection but we managed to see the doctor today and get the required medicine. She's now focused on being excited about Santa coming tonight
Our friend Eryl's operation was a success, and although she will be in hospital across the festive season, fears of the worst were fortunately premature.
I just found out today that my father's heart caused him some serious problems yesterday. Again. The 2nd time in only a few weeks. They were going to perform an angioplasty on him in a couple of months anyway, but in light of this did it today instead. My sister says it went well and he's in fine spirits.
Life has a funny way of periodically reminding us just how fragile and fleeting it is.
Tonight I hold my family even closer.
And I wish everyone a wonderful festive season.