If you want to hear from old friends whom you haven't talked to in ages all you have to do is write "I normally have my Christmas shopping done and wrapped by now". Come on people, you know I don't shop this early because I'm organized...it's because I HAVE TO WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY IN DECEMBER! However, I do have to admit it's a nice feeling to put the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving AND be able to put wrapped gifts under the tree and know you are DONE. Unless I get my hiney in high gear that will not happen this year and my kids may be getting a picture cut out of a catalog with a note saying, "This is what I would have bought you if I HAD gotten my hiney in gear." We had a great corporate group for a reception this evening. Love these type of groups as they come in ready to have a good time, enjoy the food, see everything we have to offer and just plain make our jobs easy and pleasant. Morty is pounding on the cabinet door where the cat food is stored so it must be dinner time!