My thanks to all my new friends, people I never would have met (and in some cases--most cases--I still haven't met, but who daily make me laugh out loud and take myself less seriously. And what a gift that is!
I won't even begin to list all of you here. It's impossible. Plus? I'm really lazy. But please, stop for a moment, and drop a line to our friend, Mark, founder of the RBF, and, with Aaron, of completerunning, and give him some love and thanks:
I'm not putting the url to his site because he has been battling nonstop against some nasty Internet bugs and I'm afraid to link to him for fear of making things worse. He needs a pat on the back for hanging in there. And a few hugs.
So if you've tried to get to completerunning.com recently, and haven't been able to, that's why. But do check back frequently. Mark is literally working around the clock to keep things running smoothly, and he's a bit afraid of losing our faithful readers (as if!)
So, thanks to Mark, to complete running, to the RBF, my extended family.
I must now enter go and enter the bowels of hell, otherwise known as:
Tyson's Corner Center Note: Appearances can be very very deceiving.
But, let's not end on that note. Let's end on this one:
Number One Daughter hanginging with the fam at the Barcelona Cathedral
Once in Royal David's City
And with that, I bid you all: joyeux noël et bonne année!