I just don't think it's possible to be any more keyed up than I am right now. First there's all this excitement because the second Ashton Corners Book Club mystery Read and Buried, was released just a few short days ago -- and I've got to say, I'm real anxious to know what y'all think about it -- and then, here comes Christmas! My most favorite time of the year.
This year, I'm really hoping that Mark Dreyfus, the guy who makes my toes tingle, and I will be able to snag some quality time together. But since he's the police chief here in Ashton Corners, the Christmas Grinch might tie him up with a body or two. And, I hate to think of any tragedy happening around this happy time of year.
I also look forward to the traditions that have been a part of my Christmas over the years: singing at the midnight church service; having brunch with my mama at Magnolia Manor where she lives, and giving her a gift on Christmas Day (it's always a challenge to try to find the perfect gift, something that might reach into her world and show how much she's loved); and, finishing it off with a traditional Christmas meal at my dear friend Molly Mathews house. That's like the angel topper on the tree.
Of course this year, I have all my new wonderful friends from the book club to include in the festivities and I'm hoping it will be the start of many new and memorable traditions!
What about you? What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
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