I have made it to the end of the work week, I have wrapped the most crucial presents, my shopping (except grocery) is done, and I'm sitting here calmly writing while I listen to Joe Williams sing Harold Arlen. OK, that isn't so Christmasy, but truth be told, I kind of like it that way.
Tomorrow will be a long day and a very late night, but I can honestly say it will be just fine. There might be a little holiday cookie baking, but nothing frantic. Aside from grocery shopping, one rehearsal, and one late-night church, my day is only going to be as busy as I choose to make it. And this year, I think I'm choosing to coast a bit and enjoy. Hopefully that will include a little cookie noshing and listening to the service of Lessons and Carols broadcast from England.
Even thought it's already December 24th, I'm feeling a wee bit optimistic that I might get this "all is calm" stuff down after all.