Today I am trying to get a head start on the holidays by doing a little baking or cooking each day. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. What steals the joy out of it for me is all the busy stuff that comes along. I find if I can work a little bit ahead of time then when the holidays arrive, I can truly enjoy them. I guess that all boils down to planning. However, there are some things in life for which you just can't plan.