Since I was a little girl I’ve  been an early riser, early as in between four and five am. I have learned to enjoy this time alone and I usually get a lot accomplished. Today I am planning and starting  Christmas  baking.  Making the weekly bread and planning the menu. 

I am not going to the grocery store and am not researching different areas of interest today  (I will often spend an hour a day in research on things like health, herbs, or soil). No instead,  I am reflecting on the meaning of Chistmas for me and spending time in thought and prayer.