Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m going to wrap up the week of posting now so I can enjoy some down time with Drew and Jackson and friends. Jackson and I are home alone today baking Christmas cookies and wrapping gifts and listening to Christmas music. Tomorrow morning will be just the three of us (plus Miles and Simone, of course, who both have their own stockings) for gift-opening and breakfast. I’m going to make biscuits and gravy, a family tradition my mom started years ago. Around noon, our friend Matt is coming over and then we’re headed over to Mary and Steve’s a little later for Christmas dinner. Then, we’re having a little staycation for a few days, enjoying the quiet of the city while most of its residents are somewhere else and before tourists descend upon Times Square to ring in 2015. On Tuesday we’re headed to Missouri to see my family for about a week. Posting will be sporadic until I get back. In the meantime, you can always peruse and post in the forums.
Thank you so much for your support this year. In the almost four years of running DW, this was definitely the most challenging for a variety of reasons and there were a couple of times I didn’t think I’d be able to keep the site going, but with your support we have. And I think we’re finishing strong, too. Thank you for everything — for your letters, your Friday links, your comments, your debates, your donations, your affiliate purchases, your part in the DW community, and for helping to make this possible. May you have a wonderful and merry Christmas if you celebrate it and a festive new year. I have high hopes for 2015 and am looking forward to good things to come!! I hope you’re feeling equally optimistic about the year ahead. xox