I haven't written a single Christmas card this season....so this is my greeting! Actually, it would be nice if I painted this scene instead of uploading a photo...maybe next year. My packages are wrapped, some family arrives today...I need to vacuum and dust and make a pot of soup. I don't need to leave my house today...thank goodness! In NYC...it's a "gridlock alert" day! What does that tell you....can't we turn back the clock and just simplify the season a bit and remember what we're really celebrating here? Retailers rush us from one holiday to the next...you could actually find your Valentine a gift today...I've already seen them in the stores. I'm just going to "tune out" all of this commercial stuff and enjoy my family, good food and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.