It's only 10 days until Christmas . . . ooh! It's hard to believe that the holiday is so close. It seems like just my last post when I was talking about Thanksgiving . . . oh, wait, maybe it was! :)

Our new Whippet puppy, Gracie, is happily chewing on one of her toys as I write this. She is quite curious about everything, and seems to think it's her business to steal socks and then chew on them. She is so cute!

Lately, I've been working on memorizing the first sixteen lines of the Twas the Night Before Christmas poem in French. It's difficult---I've got ten lines down well but the rest are still evading me. I'll keep trying!