The house is decorated inside and out. Gifts are beginning to accumulate under the tree. Christmas music permeates the air and hearts are light.
We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of company tomorrow afternoon. Who knew that the strangers we met a little over one year ago on a Pennsylvania lake shore would become fast friends and agree to share their Christmas with us. The little red cottage is the gift that keeps on giving.
And while there may not be any snow on the ground and the thermometer may be see the mid 80's today, it's Christmas just the same.
However you spend yours I hope it's merry and bright.
Souksan Van Christmas