Christmas day was pleasant except for the drive but I didn't want my parents to have to drive to my house so driving was my idea and I can't complain. All presents were a hit. Dinner was cooked by my sister and was very good. My father wore the cowboy hat that I gave him (found at the last minute at Target for $15) for probably 2 minutes while posing for this picture and then he put his other hat back on.
We'll keep the cowboy hat as a back-up hat for when the current favorite hat goes missing.
I had to work on Thursday and today. Only one other person in the office is working so it is really quiet. And many bloggers are on a break too so I don't even get to read them on my lunch break! Next week will be very quiet too. Most people are taking then whole 2 weeks off but I want to save my vacation days. I have enough days to take 4 weeks off if I wanted to! I think I will plan on one Friday off a month so that I have a 3 day weekend to look forward to. I'll save the rest of the days for visitors, appointments and other emergencies. 20 vacation days seem like a lot but they get used one way or another. I'm contemplating using one next Friday if this nice weather sticks around. I hear an unpainted shed calling to me!