Every girl wants diamonds for Christmas, but they are not always received in the manner we might expect.
School is out which makes 100% of our household exceedingly happy. Work is out for me except for wrapping up a few loose ends. I'm having a hard time relaxing however. I find it usually takes about 3 days to stop incessantly checking email and to stop the brain zaps of stressful obligation.
I read somewhere that if you focus your thinking in the more creative, right side of your brain, you'll be happier. Sounds crazy, but it does actually work for me although it's probably psychosomatic. I'll make that my goal for the next few weeks and let you know how it works out and how many people wonder what's wrong with me when I lean to one side and blink my left eye too much while talking.
Last but not least, here is a link to a great article about one of our Eagle Scouts from our morning paper. His work towards his medicine badge led him to discover a hole in his heart needing repair. This is vaguely reminiscent of my brother diagnosing his own brain tumor, but that's a story for another day.