Today, with Jenna's help, the house will transform into a Christmas theme. Ellen and Martha will likely pitch in but Jenna is the source of the energy (and significant energy is needed based on the volume of trees). Carols will fill the air as we assemble the trees, string the lights, and hang the ornaments. It is always worth the effort it to get everyone in the Christmas mood.
The evening event will likely be some viewings of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit as Susan eagerly anticipates the final movie that opens December 17. Because each of the six movies opened in December, the season melds with a Tolkien mood also.
This time of year reminds us all of family traditions - activities, meals, visual reminders, even stories of holiday's past that are consistent year after year. A way to ground us and surround us with the comfort of consistency. Full not Dull!