|The koala family is looking forward to some figgy pudding|
Speaking of family, I am also so happy that my state has joined the civilized world in recognizing marriage equality. We were in an odd limbo for a while, the only state that was neither agin' it nor for it. But as of yesterday, we have officially become the 17th state that allows the freedom to marry. I knew the Supreme Court had been pondering it, but I didn't know they were expected to make a decision this month. I confess I got a little weepy when I heard the news. It's kind of a big deal.
One of my favorite music videos of all time.
And finally, a scattershot of small good things: my kids are kicking academic butt: straight As both, and a fantastic PSAT score for my daughter. Also they are both turning out to be really nice people. My husband loves his (relatively new) job and seems to love it more with each passing week: this is critical since his job means he is away from our family a lot, and if he hated work that would suck. For me, I have begun my holiday cookie-baking spree and the house smells like warm butter and cinnamon. We have a new roof on our house—this is more satisfying than I thought it would be. It's like giving your house a new hairdo, plus it means we will no longer have precipitation inside the house, which is something we've been dealing with for the last year or two. (I am quick with a bucket!) And lastly, I am getting very good at mulled wine, which is as much about making the house smell good as anything else. (Hint: stud your orange peels with cloves and/or star anise.)
Happy, happy, merry, merry ... from our house to yours.