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December 25, 2004
The Calm Before The Storm

For those of you who may have wondered why CQ was so quiet yesterday -- two posts? -- I figured you'd like to see what kept me so preoccupied. I hadn't wrapped any Christmas gifts, so while I watched the Green Bay Packers edge out the Minnesota Vikings yesterday for the division title, I got all the gifts wrapped up nicely and put under the tree. When I finished and added in all the gifts that our family sent, it wound up looking ... well, a bit embarassing:

I would say that we have quite a task getting through all of these gifts later this afternoon when our son, daughter-in-law, and the Little Admiral join us for dinner. In the meantime, we're relaxing after a long, tiring Christmas Eve topped by a beautiful midnight Mass with our good friend Ronnie (who helped me put together the table in the picture, a gift from my sister). I may continue to post until we start our Christmas, but I hope you all are having a wonderful time with your own families today.

Addendum: Here's a peek at the white Christmas we got overnight:

It's not much by Minnesota standards, but at least it looks a little better than what we expected!

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at December 25, 2004 11:10 AM

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