I'm getting the decorations down! Birthdays are over, grading is slowing (is grading ever done?), rewriting is picking up for my second novel, and even though I love Christmas it will be nice to have a little bit less cluttering up our lives. In the interest of having less clutter, I'm going to return some books to the library, so I've put a bunch of fireworks on music on top to distract you from the fact that I've only written three sentences. Now four: yay!