I am behind on posts, but Christmas season becomes more and more of a big deal for us. Marian loves it, has collected Christmas decorations ever since I have known her, and now covers the house with them. It is also the time of many parties and visiting friends. In addition our family continues to grow and appears in our house Christmas Eve and Day. But it is wonderful, even though it pretty much consumes us.
Marian and I are compulsive book readers, and give each other many of them for Christmas, so we will also be consumed by them for the next few weeks. In addition, as I mentioned in a previous post, I made Marian a take-some-leave-some book box to put in front of our house, because we were acquiring books at an unsustainable rate. But it backfired, since people leave more than they take. But we are fortunate in that they seem to have similar taste to us, so we are looking forward to the post-Christmas influx from that source. I'll give you my reactions as I read them.
Meanwhile, our Holiday card, with family, is below. Incidentally, I used to work for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and keep up with what is going on there, and Mars is expensive to get to and definitely not a fun place. Better to visit via Photoshop.