Public service announcement

I'm packing up the Stately McMegan McMansion this weekend, as the movers arrive on Monday and expect to find--all the stuff I haven't packed, packed.  So expect posting to be very light.  I'm going to try to get up the electronics gift guide at some point, but the recipes and books, as well as the actual, you know, commentary, will probably have to wait.  But if you're very, very good, there will be pictures of bullmastiffs, and me collapsing in exhaustion.

Anyway, Happy Holidays, everyone,  I have a lot to be thankful for this year; my family is safe and healthy, my dog is adorable and affectionate, my job is amazing, my friends are so great I occasionally suspect that I am actually in an indie film, and in the new year, I'll be taking up residence in a great new house in Bloomingdale.  All of my worries are the best sort:  the kind I can't do anything about, and therefore have no reason to fret on, beyond making emergency provisions.  I know a lot of you are probably suffering from the financial crisis, and others from the general tendency of life to hand you a lot of lemons and no sugar to make lemonade with.  But I hope that all of you have some good thing to be thankful for.