that less-than-a-week between christmas and new years is usually pretty quiet. people often don't go into the office, shops are less busy, some people take the time to invest in recovery after christmas partying and eating.
the house here is semi-chaotic. pizza boxes (because i don't feel much like cooking right now), dishes that seem to pile up as quick as i clean them (as there are more people around the house than usual) ... but it's all good. it has led me back to wondering about the economics of pizza; the large is nearly 50% larger in surface area than the medium, but only costs $2 more? methinks the cost isn't in the product but the people and location.
i got t. a katana for christmas. i'm not sure if it's the wisest of things to purchase your significant other a weapon. you're kind of banking on them not going crazy in your general direction, but andy gave t. the thumbs up as "officially not insane" about a month ago so i'm feeling pretty confident with this decision. and the sword is freekin' sweet.
the p-man absolutely cleaned up on the lego front. he got about a dozen boxes of the stuff including an electric lego train from his grandma. aside from gradma's contribution of several boxes of lego ranging from large houses to people and people parts, both zack and t. got him lego too. p spent pretty much the whole day yesterday assembling various lego structures. we spent the last couple of hours before bed together assembling a fairly cool house with "brick tile" walkway, trees and a gabled roof. i love lego =)