After frantically rushing around for the past three weeks in an effort to finish making Christmas presents and mailing cards and baking and helping clean (plus work, and other commitments), I have finally finished everything. It is Christmas Eve, and after work ended at noon I was able to spend the entire afternoon and evening with my family.
It has been lovely.
I go to pick up my boyfriend at midnight (only 45 minutes to go!), and he will be visiting me for two weeks. I'm so excited. Hopefully this will all serve as a nice break from harsh day-to-day life. :)