I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Here, the puppy arrived a week before Christmas, along with my father and step-mother who drove her here from Florida. They stayed a few days, and then two of my three children and one of my granddaughters arrived from Florida and Montana. Holiday activities filled our days, from game playing around the table, to Christmas shopping. We cooked amazing meals and baked delectible cookies. My mother arrived, then my step-son, then my step-son's girlfriend. We Skyped with my daughter and granddaughter who stayed behind in Florida this year. The new puppy joined the joyous melee, playing keep away with anything she believed we did not want her to have. Happy liveliness.