The week went by entirely too fast ! Our traveling friends and family left on schedule and arrived without too much trouble - on the other side of the world from here (well, almost). They're across the pond, anyway.
It has been a lot of fun to hear from them - family AND friends - thanks to the marvelous technology we enjoy today. Just think, it hasn't been too many years when a flight across the Atlantic Ocean was not even imagined, much less accomplished.
The rest of the family will gather here tomorrow for the traditional dinner, fun and fellowship.
Now that the sun has come out --after a week of rainy, dreary, COLD and otherwise less-than-pleasant days -- I'm more in the spirit of Looking Forward to Christmas.
In Europe now it's past bedtime, so their Christmas Day will arrive much sooner than ours... some 7 hours sooner, in fact. Since I missed telling you all "good night", I'll just say "Merry Christmas, and God bless us, Everyone!"