December 25th, 2005



We're replete with good wishes, goodwill, good food, present satisfaction both on the giving and the receiving end. Tiny Lego pieces are strewn from one end of the playroom to the other. Martin has already finished an entire book of maze puzzles from Grandma Linda. Anders is cooking: a turkey in the oven, it's American-style tonight! Hayley Westenra croons from the living room, earlier it was Lilla Melodifestivalen from Karin's shiny new space-age boombox. I've cleaned up and taken a nap. The sun shone bright in an amazing blue winter sky all day, not a cloud in sight.

To all my friends, my family, my loved ones, my readers, my kindred spirits, my inner orbit, both near and far, I wish for you: Christmas spirit full to the brim to carry you through a year of love and laughter. Thank you for all the gifts you've given me this year.

Merry Christmas! from Lizardek, Anders, Martin and Karin