The family all started heading home this morn, and so another great Christmas get together winds down. And I gotta admit it's kinda nice just sitting here chilling, watching bowl games and not thinking I need to be heading back to the kitchen. We were a small group this year -- only seven of us -- but we had a good vibe and energy going for the four days. (And truth be told, the wine racks took a pretty good hit. lol) Went to the beach twice, got in some walks, unseasonal chill killed morning golf, food was awesome -- the porchetta was killer, particularly -- laughs, no meltdowns of any magnitude and a lot of Skyping to connect with the other nodes of the far-flung family. We ain't exactly religious here but anything that gets people to slow down, come together and realize when you wake up warm, with love around you, a good roof over your head, no civil war or sectarian violence raging, good food on the table, you're a rather lucky person.