Like all bloggers, I just now suffered the indignity of losing a huge post. Suffice it to say I wrote something engaging, witty, forlorn, with just a hint of self-deprocating humor. You would have smiled through tears on this holiday. I will do what I can to recreate it; now, I must give the room where the computer lies over to my nices, age 4 and 7, who are guest. I hope everyone is having as good a holiday as I am.