SUGAR LAND--Merry Christmas to all, to those who so celebrate (or even just exchange gifts). It's a quiet Christmas here, since my sister and her family are at her in-laws' place, and after my travel adventures (that story to be completed today), quiet is good. I'll come back on later in the day to talk about "the take," as always. In the meantime, a blessed day to you and yours.
LATER: In terms of getting what was on my gift list, I batted a thousand this year: Speakers for the laptop, a new stand for my bari, the traditional Rangers tickets, and a humongous CD rack that Mom and Dad actually had shipped to Dallas already because of its size (which ended up being a great idea due to the size--or lack thereof--of the rental car). I hope that you not only got everything you wanted, but are getting to be around everyone whom you'd like to be on this day.