Christmas Eve has come and gone. It’s my mother’s birthday. We had ice cream cake.

Tomorrow the nicely wrapped presents will be ripped open and enjoyed. My niece and nephew will make the day a little more special. We’ll have antipasto, stuffed mushrooms, lasagne (with little meatballs), steak and salad. It’ll be followed by homemade cookies, little cheesecake cupcakes and coffee ice cream with caramel sauce and whipped cream.

In a blink it’ll be over. Then we’ll usher in a new year.