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Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for the whir of vacuum, whisk of the feather duster, churning of the washing machine and grumbling of the dryer... 

My family and I spent all afternoon cleaning house, preparing to welcome Santa with open arms and a clean home.  I wrapped one of my sister's bandannas around my face and got to work clearing out all the dust build up that had accumulated over god knows how long.  We also have a gourmet mac & cheese bubbling away in the oven for tonight's dinner.  Everyone has worked up quite an appetite due to the vigorous cleaning and because of the second (!) run that my dad, sister and I went on this afternoon.  We raced, rather slowly, through the frigid rain (I swear a snow flake landed on my sleeve).  Now, all that's left before the big day tomorrow is 90% of my sister's Christmas shopping to be delivered tonight and wrapped.

Tonight, I'm looking forward to putting my feet up, sipping on a peppermint hot chocolate and watching some iconic Christmas tv programming.  I hope you all are geared up for the big day tomorrow and are staying warm and cozy.