So, it's shaping up to be a pretty low key pre-holiday here.
Christmas Eve will be just Hubby and me. That's never happened before. There used to be a function at my aunt and uncle's home, but not this year. We had invited some family for lunch, but they can't make it. So it's just us.
We have gingerbread bagels to enjoy for breakfast. We're (and by "we" I mean "Hubby") making pea soup for lunch. I'm sure hot cocoa will be involved at some point. Most likely fudge (because we've got lots). And we have soy egg nog, too. Maybe an evening walk to look at Christmas lights. I'll have to make the coffeecake for Christmas breakfast. I'm sure at least one viewing of A Christmas Story will be in order, because even though it's on for 24 hours, I always manage to see the same part over and over again.
It's a little bittersweet, though. Part of me likes the idea of just the two of us making our way through the day. It might be a nice rest-up before the madness and bustle of Christmas Day itself (a beautiful madness and bustle, but still, madness and bustle). But part of me kind of misses the idea of some Christmas Eve bustle. (Which is kind of odd, since I don't really like gatherings or parties, you know?)
Regardless of it all, the Christmas Dork in me waits all year for this magical stretch of days. And either with an extended family, or my little family of two, I'm so so so happy it's here!