Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you all are enjoying this day with your families, whether you're somewhere like this,

or this.

As you've noticed, I've taken a bit of a break from blogging since my family came into town last week. It's been fun having them here, but I've generally been exhausted by the time we came back home. We had a chance to meet up with great family friends from more than 15 years ago, and it was really nice.
I spent most of yesterday making things like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Cake, and Key Lime Pie (to Karen @ Fitness: A Journey Not a Destination--don't cringe!!!), but this Double Chocolate Cake . . .
was actually for my neighbors, whom I love! I love baking (and eating)!!! In the meantime I've been trying to work on a few projects, so hopefully I'll have at least one thing finished by the time I resume my regular schedule. For now, I'll probably take the next week off as well, and I hope you don't leave me in the meantime!!! Please have a happy and safe holiday (and New Year's), and we'll "talk" soon. For now I'll leave you with this great photo of what really feels like Christmas to me--a big tree and lights in Rockerfeller Center. And in my best "Tiny Tim" voice, "God Bless Us, Everyone!!"
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