Merry Christmas! [Updated]

This is the 20th time we have wished our readers a merry Christmas. We have had a rather low-key holiday, compared to the years when the kids were kids. But we did manage to get a tree up, even if it is artificial:

A Christmas Eve highlight was hanging out with our two oldest grandchildren:

Christmas dinner is yet to come, with two of our four children–a pretty good ratio these days–a husband and a boyfriend. So the festivities continue.

UPDATE: Christmas dinner was awesome. I can’t begin to respond to all of those who have commented with good wishes, so let me just say thank you to all for your friendship, and I hope you and your families have enjoyed a very merry Christmas. As for the New Year, the law of averages suggests that it will almost certainly be better!

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