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Merry Christmas!

It was a good day. Woke up semi late, had tea, opened stockings, failed at making pancakes (how can you fail at pancakes?), opened presents, talked to family on the phone, went for a walk in the snow/rain, napped, made dinner - veggie stew, spinach salad, cranberry sauce, and rolls - and now waiting for the Dr. Who Christmas special to finish downloading. zOmg. One of the few times I wish I had television...

Presents were good and small. I got some clothes from Lady's mom, as well as a Tad Williams book from Lady and the Discworld Graphic Novel from Ana (THANK YOU - is excellent). Yay clothes! I was really needing a few more long sleeve shirts, considering before I didn't have enough for each day of work each week... Now I just need boots that don't leak so my feet aren't cold and wet after tromping through the slush.

Ugh - speaking of slush, it's warmed up past freezing, so all the snow is very slowly melting. While it snows on top of the melting snow. And it'll freeze overnight again, so getting to work tomorrow will be... fun. Yesterday it took me two and a half hours to get home because the bus was an hour and a half late. Apparently a tree fell on Aurora and blocked half of the street.

All in all a good day, though. The food was the best. It turned out much better than either of us had expected and we still have leftovers. It amazes me how we can make delicious stew and such-what but utterly fail at making pancakes. Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Time for editing. I've started on Guardians, having given it time to rest and already gone through one quick reading. It suffers from way too many things going on at once, since the story is so old that it's accrued a lot of subplots that really should be pruned. To help figure out which ones, I'm going chapter by chapter and detailing what's going on, what's working, and what obviously needs to be fixed. We'll see where that gets me.

Less than a week until the 'rents visit! I am much looking forward to a more substantial break from work - it's been nice getting off early so many days, due to the weather, but at the same time it's not been much fun doing three people's work.

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