Before I get to the merriment, one quick reminder: You have until midnight tonight to comment on this post and help me raise money for Heifer International. If you haven't commented yet, I'm here to tell you that Santa is watching!
And now, for your holiday reading pleasure ... a couple of stories I truly enjoyed this week:
*Via Janet Reid, Bill Cameron's Practical Christmas. Simply awesome. Just click on the link and go read it, please. In fact, I think I'm going to go read it again.
*The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas, from Allie at Hyperbole and a Half. If you haven't seen this one yet, you're missing out. Laugh-out-loud, tears-streaming-down-the-face hilarious.
Sunrise from the top of Mt. Lincoln, Sugar Bowl resort, California.