It's funny how your priorities can change in a moment. A few hours after I had decided to stop being Grinchy and enjoy Christmas, I learned we'd have family visiting just after Christmas. So I went from Christmas mode to guest prep mode. The next night, Red Chief threw up. I switched to illness survival mode.
I had a beautiful bûche de noël planned for Christmas dessert, but with our tummy bug, I opted not to make it.
Which was perfect, because my mom was visiting on her birthday, so I had everything I needed to make her a cake.