1. Betty, after the horrible surgery of a couple of months ago, is doing very well. Live strong, Betty!
2. The house is almost entirely back in order after the giant cooking-eating-entertaining extravaganza of yesterday.
3. I love how things look in my house right now--the beautiful tree, the new couch, a new rug we bought a couple of weeks ago, holiday decor, poinsettias. Why do I drag my feet at this every year, when it is so wonderful?
4. The cinnamon ice cream, which I put in a container in the freezer last night, is at a passably ice-cream-ish consistency, and tastes delicious, no doubt because it is full of fat. (If I'm eating ice cream before noon, all alone, is that a symptom of a problem? or am I the happy genius of my household? or both?)
5. Still grading.