Hello, everyone! I've been lurking for a couple of weeks and, this morning, thought about responding to a thread ... and couldn't. That spurred me to officially join the group. A little about me -- I'm a widow (4 years) with one grown child (married, no grands). The holidays involve my DD and DSIL, close friends, and some extended family. I try to make it as magical as I can and every year gets a little easier. I've been following the Holiday Grand Plan (that's how I found this site) for close to 10 years, with moderate success --- whatever get's accomplished, I figure I'm ahead of the game. This site has given me some hope and inspiration at a time I've needed it most. So, thank you!