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Today was the official first day of Christmas vacation (weekends don’t count). I very purposefully shut off my weekday alarm last night, only to be awakened at 6:15 as usual by my next door neighbor getting up for work, followed immediately by the arrival of the garbage truck. But this time I bravely stayed in bed and managed to go back to sleep for another hour. I tiptoed out of bed, took my book, and migrated to the couch for two blissful hours of reading, the quiet broken only by the happy snoring of Chance the World’s Best Dog.

Lily tried to convince me she was asleep, but her grin gave her away.

Lily tried to convince me she was asleep, but her grin gave her away.

The girls slept in until 10:00. After their mom went to work, we cranked up the Classic Christmas Sounds channel on the television, did a little housework (getting ready for company tomorrow) and then made snowmen. Watching them work together on a project is pure joy.

Olivia concentrating on getting her snowman's buttons "just so".

Olivia concentrating on getting her snowman’s buttons “just so”.

They were so pleased with the finished product, and so was I.

Happy crafters and their snowmen.

Happy crafters and their snowmen.

One snowman each went onto the refrigerator door, and the others graced the mantle. They went so well there that Georgia didn’t even notice them at first.

Perfect accents next to the tree (that's Sparkles, our Elf, keeping watch).

Perfect accents next to the tree (that’s Sparkles, our Elf, keeping watch).

Later on we made more fudge, played with play dough, and had lots of computer time…a truly lovely winter day. More tomorrow.

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