Having mused aloud about why I blog and gotten folks worried I might stop (your concern is touching. I'm not planning on it), naturally this morning I come up blank.
Some of it is due to the time of year. I'd kind of like to hide under the bed until after New Year's.
The holidays are not easy. I was never much of a holiday person -- more of a "grit my teeth and get through it" type -- I try to get through it with minimum drama rather than ducking out and besides, it was such great fun for the kids. My family has reached the point where my nieces and nephews have kids of their own and I have trouble keeping track of names and ages. When they get a little older, it'll be easy ("Amazon gift certificates for everybody!") but at this point, there's still plenty of magic for 'em and I feel obliged to pride a little of it. Shopping is nearly eighty percent done...and now it's time to check the lists twice. Oh, oldest two nieces, I'm gonna need your relative-tracking expertise!
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