Last week, I spent literally every waking moment I wasn't in class reading students' essays and exams and, finally, submitting grades and other paperwork last Thursday night. Then there were all sorts of things related to the holidays, most of which were pleasant. They included co-hosting a Christmas Eve reception in which I invented a "virgin" punch that proved wildly popular. At least, I think I invented it: I mixed equal parts of Ocean Spray Cranapple, Welch's white grape juice and Canada Dry ginger ale.
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And I spent Christmas Day with Deborah and Suzanne, the couple who sent me the image of Alfred Letourner I included in an earlier post on my other blog.
And, I managed to do something I haven't done in about fifteen years: I spent a whole week away from my--and every other--computer! I didn't check e-mails, post anything or look at eBay. As much as L love writing this blog, I must say that my respite from the net was probably good for me.
Finally, today I managed to sneak in a ride to the Rockaways. There I was welcomed by a procession:
Being the public figures they are, they knew a photo op when they saw one. Especially these winsome creatures:
Happy holidays to them, and you!