First up, the Sister Report: Awesome. She's got torso brace and resembles a Storm Trooper out of Star Wars but is up and walking around.
Next, Tricks I did not teach my dog(s):
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Next, Progress on the Christmas Knitting:
I didn't actually do any Christmas knitting. (Wait – does this count?
Really. No Christmas knitting . (Except for a scarf (by request) due the end of January, for a new coat and a wedding to attend. More on that later.)
Those hats are drying, in the car, on the 8 hour trip to my sister's. (Fabulous, by the way. Have I mentioned how well she's doing? Fabulous.) There's nothing like last minute preparations. (deets later.)
Next, The Dog Who Lives With My Sister (you know, aside from the husband and children and such):
Next, Job News:
I doubt this will make any sense at all, since I don't talk about work here, but there are great changes afoot for the New Year. I am not only excited but relieved and thrilled and a tad nervous (in a good way). I should have more normal hours in a few weeks. (Perhaps its the wrong holiday, but I'm very thankful for this. And my sister. And Dude. … I feel that I am late again. Will I ever catch up?)
Last, Greetings of the Season (Politically Correct Version):
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