The kids JUST left, after being with us for a week.... Too bad it didn't snow for our little Texas visitors, but it probably made our running-around easier. We walked all over the zoo and City Museum, ate all sorts of carby things (cuz ya CAN when you exercise), and had a great time! My daughter has one of those bracelet-thingies that tracks her movement and sleep, then plugs into her phone to report in -- i may have to get me one....
We managed to get rid of almost all of the food gifts -- four thumbs up (in the American sense, it's a good thing). ;-) We're looking forward to being more disciplined again.
On a sadder note, ANOTHER of my reenacting friends has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It always seems to be the "good ones" who get sick, doesn't it? :-( This gentleman is the small-farmer in northeastern TX, who raises Highland cattle and chickens -- they just built a new house on their 30 acres last year. A delightful pair of musical old hippies.... This is the worst news that i've had in a long time.