1) This is what candlelight coffee can look like with just a half-loaded candelabra. Imagine going full strength . . .
1a) First time I’ve done this - usually I just light one candle - but I must say, it gave a lift to my spirit.
2) The list of things to accomplish in the next 22 hours . . . well, I just don’t think I’m going to get it all done. As long as I make the plane, though, I’ll be doing OK.
3) I’ve never felt less ready for Christmas. Mother and I had a nice long talk last night, and she’s not feeling ready either. I had to remind her that we’re both in this together and that we can do it!
3a) She was also full of praise and gratitude for Younger Nephew Who Must Not Be Tagged, who repaired one of her beloved scrap wood Christmas trees made by a longtime Dimmick Supply Employee, and taken care of some other household repair type things.