My week hasn’t been all bad. I just had dinner with my parents and sister, followed by a good phone conversation with Carrie, which was not carried on on cellular phones. We had a choir carol-sing around a bonfire in the town park, and afterward, my family hung around talking to Aleta, which was delightful.

Now perhaps to make some mulled wine and program for a bit, though I might just go to bed. I wish I could make my brain stop when I’m tired. It just isn’t happening lately though.