Today, I’m clearing away the clutter and sorting through all the mail to pay bills before I pull out everything-but-a-tree Christmas decorations from the closet under the stairs. I don’t know about you, but I need closure on one holiday before I panic that I am late in starting the next. So, today, I’ll nostalgically throw out the pumpkins, and plant the crotons and chrysanthemums in the pots by the front door, and replace them with poinsettias from Costco. I will sweep away the dust and leaves of fall that gathered on my front doorstep and put a wreath on the door. I have put it off as long as possible. Although it’s been a wonderful few days of break, it’s almost December, after all. I’m feeling like Martha in a Mary world today. I read a humorous, insightful article on being a reluctant Martha over at Internet cafe. Off to take on the day. I pray yours is full of joy and accomplishment. See you tomorrow with the big list behind me, I hope.