Ho HO Ho HO!!!! No more school for 2 weeks! When you are the teacher, this is certainly every bit as exciting for you as for your children. The only way this would be an even happier event is if I weren’t sick. I had a wicked head cold, but after a week it wasn’t getting better…so, I went to my doctor, and it seems I have a sinus infection, so I am on antibiotics, and my doctor also put me on an inhaler, because last year I had pnuemonia and she wants to be sure it doesn’t go that far again. Yehaw. This is my 2nd day of meds, so I am actually feeling a bit better. On Monday night, I had to stay up late to get Kiki’s elf costume put together… you know, she believes that any occasion is a good one to dress up in a costume. I was going to take the elf shoes to my mom’s so I could sew them up on her machine, but since I was sick, I didn’t want to go spread germs at my parent’s house… so, I had to sew them by hand. They turned out fine, but it took me forever. Today, a couple of Kiki’s neighborhood friends came over to play, which was great because it gave me the time to actually get something done… I did all of my Christmas cards! Okay, they may be a bit late, but some of them will arrive before Christmas… last year I forgot to send any at all, so I am ahead of the game! Then in the afternoon, after her friends left, we made our Gingerbread house. It turned out pretty cute. I also got some cleaning done today, so things are moving along to be ready for Christmas. Tonight, Kiki and I set up the card table in front of the fireplace and did a puzzle… of course, "Mr. Grumpy Gills" was like "you are not leaving that table up… I don’t want the living room cluttered up from now until Christmas…" What- ever. Sheesh. Tomorrow I am going to take Kiki to do the last (I hope) of our shopping. Alan now has the cold, (which is a big cause of the grumpiness) and of course he is waaay more sick than I am. He is such a big baby! I really hope his doesn’t turn into anything but the cold, or it may be a miserable holiday. Well, Kiki has decided she is ready to shut off her movie and go to bed… so, it’s time for prayers, a story, and a song… g’nite then!