My decorating this year is somewhat scaled down. I don't have bows and ribbons. As you can see I can't commit to either colored or white. I'm just impressed that this year the tree was up the second week in December. Last year I think I got a tree on the 23rd. Choices are greatly diminished by then.
I hosted Christmas dinner. I guess my sister told us six months ago or so that she had to work (she started a new job), as if we would remember. So I scrambled everything together at the last minute. I've been baking a lot - homemade caramels, turtle candies and toffee. Also a lot of pies. I've regained my ability to make a proper crust. When it's the right consistency you can make fancy lattice tops like so: