Had a v. enjoyable New Year's open house with Kevin and the kids, Kat and her kids, Mike and Linda, Ron and Liz and Otto, Nancy and Sophie, Esala and Lena, Manish and Craig and Mary. Most of the food got eaten, but there's enough to carry us through breakfast and lunch tomorrow, I think. And we had conversation straight through (okay, with one quick game in the middle) from 1:30 - 9:30. Lovely. Thanks to all who braved the storm!