Having a week off was SO GREAT: We went on a Black Friday hikeĀ andĀ a Sunday hike, I sewed elaborately ruffled things, we watched movie trilogies and I knitted, we had a mellow Thanksgiving and put up the Christmas tree, and we took my nephew ROLLER SKATING (finally! and I didn’t fall down).

I have the week of Christmas off, as well–can’t wait for MORE VACATION.