An additional note on my previous post: I am happy. We are so rich in health and love and stuff (and parties and commitments and welcome obligations), that sometimes our life zooms by too fast for me to feel it.
I felt it today. While Lucy colored her snowflake ornaments and mixed the baking soda and the flour for our cookies. While we watched the butter and sugar in the mixer, and she patted my shoulder. I want to hang this day on our tree.