I have no idea how it came to pass that Christmas is only four days away. Besides that, it’s way too close to 2012. Time seems to be accelerating while I seem to be decelerating! Thankfully, I’m ready for Christmas earlier than usual. With no children at home, and no one coming this year, I’ve saved a ton of time, plus no cooking, since I’ll be at a hotel.I got all of my shopping done in beautiful, downtown McMinnville and relaxed afterwards with a lovely glass of Pinot Noir. There’s a long-term guest at the rental, so I am “footloose and fancy-free into January.” I might just have to do this EVERY year!