December is a rush around, shop around, clean around, wonderful time of year. We put away November decorations the day after Thanksgiving, and prepared for Christmas decor. It takes about three days to get everything put up. This year we are having our two youngest grandsons come from Maryland, so we decorated a little differently that usual--kid proof. Because our daughter and her husband and sons are coming, I wanted to get all of my preparations done as soon as possible. I mailed out Christmas cards, made and delivered neighbor gifts, and got most of the shopping done. I have a lot of the wrapping done, but that will be ongoing. We have also prepared our home for the long-awaited guests. We also have two other grandchildren staying until the weekend. We have completed our Home teaching and Visiting teaching so that helps. I am so excited for this Christmas and having all of the family together once again.