December started with the usual full court press,12 hour days, until half-way through Friday, when off we went for a week in our time share condo in Palm Desert, this time into the studio bedroom, which to our jaded eyes, was like the Courtyard with a microwave! Once, it was luxe. We've become jaded, no doubt. Too long on the Crystal Symphony with waiters and room stewards, and six star cuisine! Spoiled, we are, but happy, and exhausted!
And during all of this, we've been comforted by the results of the election. That was really the big news, and we're still ecstatic. Even as the economy tanks, the near daily news conferences unveil a new administration that is so promising in nearly all of its members, and straight talk by a literate president elect who, I believe, will prove to have leadership qualities that we have not seen since Franklin Roosevelt. All of the rest of the news and events are pretty pale by comparison, but, for what it's worth, that's what we were up to.