I'm still in a cast, so regrettably, no dancing or surfing for me. However, I have Patrick O'Brian's collected works with me, as well as one of Pope's Lord Ramage novels (not nearly as good) and plan on keeping my foot up, soaking in a hot tub whenever possible, and thoroughly decompressing. Given how thoroughly aggravating life on land has been lately, taking to sea seems quite desirable. I wonder what the crowd on a holiday cruise will be like?
So a Merry Christmas to all - I won't be available for calls, gatherings or letters on the day itself.