So, all the doggies in the neighborhood have rejoiced in their Christmas morning walks and Serena has pranced over me whilst dreaming of Ekim's chocolate muffin, before settling down to a nice winter's nap. (I hope. She's already eaten a bowlful of food and secreted it out both ends. I'm dreaming of coming home and not stepping in anything.)
Our Christmas morning has been very nice, and so we're off to see our families and won't be home 'til night falls, and it will be the funnest day of the year!
And a bold new year is coming, and I'm looking forward to it in a way that I never have before.