this was a good week: songs of good cheer ... christmas is here!

I've been working my butt off this week -- and got about 80 more pages written! -- but now, it's time to celebrate.  Dear friends are flying in this weekend to celebrate their first Christmas with us (and us, our first Hanukkah with them!); then, after they leave next week, we fly out to join my family for the new year.  And so while I'll continue to squeeze in a bit of writing here and there where I can, for the most part, I'm just going to try to soak up as much seasonal joy as I can out of the end of this year.

And so, happy holidays, my friends, from our family to yours.  May the rest of your year be peaceful and full of joy.


Soundtrack:  Carol of the Bells, arranged by Isaac Cates.  Best turned all the way up.