We spent October at our vacation home in the sunny south, returned home for almost three weeks then back south for another five weeks. Like many others traveling home for the holidays, we were on the road for two days arriving home Monday evening. That left us Tuesday to finish up any Christmas shopping, do a massive grocery shopping and start prepping the house for Christmas. Our large family gathering is on Boxing Day (Dec 26). We are spending a quiet Christmas Day together, wrapping presents and finishing up the house. We have steaks out for dinner. Barbequing in the snow is very much a holiday tradition for us. After dinner we will bundle up and take a drive around our little corner of beautiful Ontario, enjoying the gorgeous Christmas light displays.