2008 has been so full of so many things. No sense in even TRYING to wax philosophical about it all. I learned a lot. I got angry a lot. I celebrated a lot. And I moved a lot — as in re-location. So, this Christmas, as Chris and I prepare for what I hope will be the final move in an 18-month series of living re-arrangements, I’m definitely hoping that Christmas 2009 will find me wiser, more at peace, and much more settled. Christmas 2008? I still have a few hours left to enjoy… and so do the puppies. Just look at how they’ve enjoyed the squeaky toys (what’s left of them) from Mom and Dad Newbold!