This has been a wonderful holiday season for both of us, as I hope it has been for all of you! We spent an old-fashioned Scandinavian Christmas with Z's parents and his sister, her spouse, and their kids. And the week since Boxing Day with my brother, his wonderful wife, my three beautiful nieces and their families, so I'm seriously peopled out!
On top of family visits, parties, and entertaining, I've been trying to squeeze in some time to get started on the book that I've been promising many of you for over a year. It's not been easy going, but I'm determined to push ahead and at least get the manuscript in reasonable shape this winter. Because formatting and editing depend so much on consistency and continuity, I'm finding it very hard to get it done when my time is broken up into little chunks, so I probably won't post here again for several months. I'm also seriously thinking of taking a week of vacation time from work in February or March and just locking myself in a room somewhere with my laptop until it's done. We'll see.