Merry Christmas

Unless you’re a raging insomniac like I am, by the time you read this I’ll be on my way back east for Christmas with the family. Not having a week of build-up and shopping and a big Christmas tree this year has thrown everything out of whack somehow. It’s hard to believe that it’s only two days away, and I can already tell that it’ll seem like it’s over too soon.

I know I’m looking forward to seeing the family again — it already feels like it’s been much longer than a month since Thanksgiving — and to having a week off with no obligations. It’d be better if I could get off the damn internet and get to packing and such, but I’m getting around to that. (See “raging insomniac,” above.)

I hope everybody has a happy holiday and sees exactly as much of their family as they want to see this year.