So the Christmas plan is still in flux. We will be here, but have two invites for Christmas Day dinner and no plans for Christmas morning. I am guessing we will crash the brother and sister-in-law's so we can see the wee one open her presents. I am volunteering for Christmas Eve dinner, which is not a Lucchesi tradition so I'm not derailing any plans. But what I WANT is people to cook for on Christmas morning so I can make a (Farnady tradition) Dutch Baby. Sigh.
The plan (well, my plan) is to go get a tree this weekend. We have friends with lots of spare lights and garlands and the in-laws think they have a tree stand we can use. This cuts down quite a bit on the decorating $$. I picked up some ornaments while I was home for Thanksgiving and inherited some from my grandmother when she heard I was going to have a tree for the first time. So all I need is a tree and a star (doesn't that sound like a song lyric? or maybe all I need is a tall ship and a star to steer her by).
I want to get the decorating done this weekend because we are having a Christmas party next weekend! Can you tell that I like feeding people? I wish I could invite you all! Among other things, I will be attempting to make mulled wine and these just because they are gorgeous.