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Things of Note:

This is scheduled post, as I’m currently out of town for Christmas. If all has gone according to plan, this morning I am somewhere in the vicinity of the Grand Canyon, having seen it yesterday for the first time. Later today, we head back towards Phoenix and embark on Christmas festivities with the boy’s family. There will be cookie making. And White Christmas watching. And presents! I’ll finally get to see what this mystery present the boy picked out for me is. He never shops from my wish list, and apparently ordered this WAY back in November, which is mega early planning for him. And he shipped it right to his parents’ house so I wouldn’t see the return address on the box. Hmph. Basically, I have NO IDEA, and it’s been driving me nuts. But only a few more days!

Any spectacular Christmas present surprise or Christmas present fail stories?