Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 32

Christmas is a lot of work.  Anyone who’s ever been in charge of Christmas knows that.
And for the past couple of days, I’ve been hustling and bustling all over the place here at Casa de Armchair Sommelier.

Once upon a time, I was one of those super-annoying people who have their Christmas shopping done, wrapped and mailed by early October.  True story.  I don’t know what happened to that woman, but I can’t find her anywhere.  I miss her.

Here it is Christmas Eve afternoon, and my shopping is finally done (wow, is there a lot of humanity out and about today).  My halls are as decked as they’re going to get.  I’ve been to three grocery stores looking for one last item (who knew frozen bread rolls were such a hot ticket).  I still have a couple of gifts to wrap, and a couple of cards to send.  And I’m about to put on my Julia Child Cooking Pearls and start on Christmas Eve dinner.  But I enjoy cooking, so bring it on!

The Christmas finish line is in sight . . . which is a good time to remember these words.  They aren’t new words, but I always think about them at this time of year.


I love the red glitter on this sign (because it’s not Christmas until you’re covered in glitter).

I hope your holiday chores are almost finished . . . and you’re getting ready to settle in with family, friends and cheer (or, as I like to call it, wine).

The happiest of holidays . . . from my house to yours.


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