We don’t do the “presents under the tree” thing. For one thing, our cats would make short work of a tree. We generally buy a few things for the kids (main things — a Chromebook for one, a new mattress for the other) and each other (I got a sweet ukulele for Tamara, and my main present was the trip to Wisconsin), and give them when they arrive.

To my recollection, a total of one present hasn’t arrived yet. I used some cryptocurrency via Purse to order a metal detector. I’ve been wanting to do that for years, ever since dreaming that I found some pieces of eight in the back yard. Which is actually possible! But I’ll be happy to find any metallic evidence of, say, pre-1950s habitation.

We’re having dinner with one of the neighbors tomorrow. I’ve got a standing rib roast and a ham to cook. There will also be mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (yech — but the others like them), green beans, etc.

If you’re not too busy, share what you’re doing for whatever winter holiday (or just winter break) you celebrate.

Imported from the original KN@PPSTER