Gidget and Lizzie are enjoying their last few days under the 2008 Christmas tree. We finally got an artificial tree which is so much easier to deal with. Lizzie attacks the tree every day so all of the ornaments are higher up. It took Gidget about five days to get used to the tree and now she naps under it all day. We used an old tablecloth as the skirt because Lizzie would enjoy my snowman one a bit too much since she is so playful.
Helen and Hunter have a month off between semesters at college. They are just hanging out, doing a lot of eating, reading, and movie watching. Bill was rear ended again for the third time this year. All three while sitting at traffic lights. His back has been really messed up and he has had great difficulty walking, sitting, and standing over the past few weeks. Got an MRI and he now has two bulging disks. At some point in the future, he will need surgery. I am enjoying our two week holiday break from school and have been cooking up a storm, working on my cookbook, purging, organizing, and now have started to grade the mountain of papers and student projects. Oh boy!
Happy New Year!