Good Morning! Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and Happy Thursday to those who do not. We've planned a quiet day and will go to the 6pm church service at which Duckie will be an acolyte. She's growing up so quickly! Then it's off home to read a story, have cocoa and set cookies out for Santa. After that, the real work begins, lol! I'm awake so early because my husband woke me up when he came in at 2:30. We both went out for awhile but I left earlier to pick up Duckie and get her home and in bed. I'd be annoyed except that he really doesn't get out often and he had a designated driver. Besides, I'm pretty sure he'll be in rough shape tomorrow. And, we were saying good-bye to good friends that are moving cross country next week. So I took this opportunity to write my Christmas letter to Duckie. I've done it every year so that she has something to look back at her childhood. It's part yearly newsletter and part love letter. I place it in her Christmas card. I struggled with getting it started this year because she been rather gfgish the last month and, frankly, it was hard to be positive. But I got it done. So anyway... I'm wishing all us joy, and peace, and serenity. And may our difficult children truly show themselves to be gifts.