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Subject: Merry, Happy, Joyous Holidays! Date: 12/22/2012 10:53 PM
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Whatever you're celebrating--or not, I hope it's a good one! We not only survived the Mayan Apocalypse, but starting in the morning, the sun rises earlier and sets later every day--yippee!

My daughter, SIL and grandson and my son and his GF are coming for the week, and my mother and brother, who are local, will join us often. DD wants my traditional ham dinner, so we're doing that on the 25th. DS misses my traditional Thanksgiving dinner as he's been with his GF's family the last few years, so I'm doing that on the 27th. WE'll have split pea soup from the leftover ham. And my tradition of soup on Christmas eve--this time, tortilla soup, light yet filling and soothing after flying down from up north. I'm also making minestre tomorrow so I'll have leftovers on hand for my grandson. He;s in his picky 2's but eats my Italian sausage, white bean and cabbage stew pretty reliably.

My eye is healing, my husband is happily retired, the kids are well and happy, my daughter is pregnant, and I'll be hugging my lil Sweet Pea all week, so I have a lot to be happy about right now. The kids want to decorate the tree themselves, as they have done since high school, so I get to sit back with some mulled cider or egg nog and enjoy their happiness. We'll do some cheesy Christmas stuff, like the Holiday Festival of Lights in one of the county parks, and hopefully have good weather for walks and playgrounds. Maybe see The Hobbit together or Les Mis. Hopefully nice weather to walk by the tidal creeks, on the beach, and in town, maybe even get out the kayak.

Have a wonderful week, everyone! Linda, are you celebrating in Panama?
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