I just want to extend my best wishes for happy and healthy holidays and a Merry Christmas to all my friends in the blogosphere.

Also, anyone local will note the absence of the fluffy white stuff this year, thanks (or no thanks, depending on your point of view) to El Nino. Imagine, the forecasted temp for my area on Christmas is 60 degrees F when normal is around 25.

(I guess I picked the wrong year to learn how to crochet, with hand warmers, hats, and scarves all made up for the holidays.)