I think it was how late Thanksgiving was...and the fact that Everett's birthday is just before Christmas...but wow, the holidays have snuck up on me. I was doing the regular running around, getting the groceries and the gifts and feeling a little like I wasn't doing it for the right reasons. But this weekend, I sat with my son and watched 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas.' This is one of my favorite holiday movies and now it seems like it's one of Everett's. He runs around saying, 'Green Grinch' and laughs hard at the close-ups of Jim Carrey's crazy, distorted green Grinch face. Then came that poignant quote...the one that makes you think about the true meaning of Christmas. “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” I felt so lucky for that second. I wasn't making lists in my head about things that still needed to be done...I found myself being thankful for the spirit and celebrating with those I love. Sometimes your 'A ha' moments come in the most unexpected places. Merry Christmas!