Christmas anticipation

I woke up at 7:35 and got out of bed to go to the bathroom. The house was chilly, and pale blue light flowed into the living room from the patio doors and skylights. I’d set my alarm for 9, and as such didn’t really need to get up yet, but I didn’t even try to get back to sleep. I didn’t want to. It seems like it’s been a long time since I awoke with such great anticipation for the day.

It feels like Christmas morning.

Today, I’m baking Christmas cookies.