It's Christmas so I've got family over. It doesn't really feel like Christmas though. (I finished Christmas shopping for anyone wondering.) I don't know what's going on. Maybe it's the fact that it falls on a Saturday. I always expect Christmas during the week. And of course, it was weird the way the days off fell.
I did work until close today. I volunteered along with two other people. We'll leave early for New Year's. (Today is not Christmas Eve but my office is closed tomorrow.) And since I generally am the one who stays on this day, it finally felt a little like Christmas.
I just expect it to be colder.
Or maybe it's not any of the differences this year, maybe it's just me?
Or maybe it's the economy?
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"