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happy holidays!

I'm typing this in a guestroom at my mom-in-law's place, watching the snow fall gently outside the window. Jeff and I are staying in a house the family nicknames "The Log House", a building we used to live in over five years ago, out in the Hockley Valley. Across the expanse of white is the pond, and beyond that is a bank of willow trees. Jeff and I were married beneath those trees over eight years ago. :-)

Last night we had Christmas dinner at my mom-in-law's house. My niece Brittany and I had a grand time playing "wild animals". I was always the Mommy animal, and she was the baby animal. Sometimes we were tigers, looking for food. Other times we were snakes, hissing through the grass and wrapping ourselves around unsuspecting victims. Afterwards, Jeff and I came back to the Log House and lit a fire in the fireplace while we exchanged gifts. He gave me a day at the spa; I gave him a Slashdot t-shirt and cap plus a couple of CDs.

In a few minutes, we'll put on our boots and coats and scarves to head over to my mom-in-law's place for the Ridpath gift opening. Later this afternoon, we go to my sister's place for another round of presents. I'm going to try to stay offline for the rest of the day.

A very merry Christmas/holiday season to you all. :-)

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