And the Christmas tree keeps falling down, meaning the massive new dog in the house eats all the candy canes and then starts on the ornaments. Peeing on the fallen tree is also tempting and sometimes an option.
Matron to John: "Our children haven't even set foot in a church. This is insane! The tree keeps falling. God does exist and he's punishing me!!"
John: "No, the tree stand is unstable. You are too."
Matron: "I'm a product of my culture."
John: "Please clue me into what culture that is so I can steer away the children."
But otherwise, all is good.
More tomorrow -- and she wishes everyone well in your own end-of-the-year solstice, Christmas, post-Chanuka, Kwanza, pre-tax season frenzy.