Things that are good: / by Christina Rosalie

* Sucking on a maple lollypop while doing secretive artsy things. * Watching the neighbor kids put on a Christmas play in the barn with sheep and donkeys, and all the grown ups singing carols.

* Sipping hot cider and talking to neighbors while Bean raced around with a delicate waffle cookie clenched tightly in both hands.

* The row of metal snowflake lights hanging in our kitchen.

* The fact that today was the last day of school, and that tomorrow I will get to sleep in tomorrow with DH under the luxury of a double down comforter (so snug!)

*Plans for delivering cookies to our neighbors with Bean in the red wagon, tomorrow.