Most of my family already have their Christmas tree and all the other decorations up at their homes.
Not me. I've been sick since Thanksgiving Eve. (Thanksgiving was wonderful up until then.)
One of my nephews goes all out. He even has a manikin dressed in Christmas attire who looks like she's putting decorations on the tree. (He does all sorts of wild things for Halloween too.)
My sister, right after hosting Thanksgiving to nearly 30 family members, put her tree up and had it decorated completely by Friday.
Though I love Christmas time and used to do all sorts of preparations from making gifts and decorations and baking special cookies and breads, I'm going to be a bit on the bah humbug side this year. My family has gotten huge, so I've decided to just give money to each family. I wouldn't buy what they wanted anyway. I also send each family a selection of English muffins to arrive a few days before Christmas. I know they like this.
Hopefully, my granddaughter who lives next door, will take pity on me and put some of my decorations up for me.
As for writing, I can't even think about it. I have a galley to proof, but no energy for it right now.
My holiday wish for all of you is that you don't get bitten by this nasty flu bug.