Ah, the serenity of the day before Christmas when, for the first time ever, Fio and Husband had almost everything prepared and worked out. All the remained for Fiorella to do was cook the chocolate pudding in the microwave, wrap some selected pieces of family jewelry for daughter, and neaten up her desk in the den. The next day, of course, she and Husband would set the timetable for cooking Christmas dinner for themselves, Son and wife, and brother and wife, then proceed at their leisure. Easy--no sweat.
Until Fio learned last night that Nephew, his Chinese girlfriend, and her family would be dropping in on Christmas morning. Actually, Fio and Husband felt honored, but also a bit frantic. On the way home from the Christmas Eve service, Husband stopped at Walgreen's for Fio to rush in and buy whatever Christmas stuff was left on the shelves to put in little gift bags for the family--can't have people drop by and not have gifts for them. And Fio and Husband are gonna have to get up extra early tomorrow to get as much done on the dinner as possible in order to spend some time with our their-morning visitors.
In other words, it's Christmas as usual around Fio's holiday house--crrrrrazy!