In Japan, Christmas is purely a fun, imported event whereas New Year's is the time for families to get together and eat traditional food. H's holiday started today so tomorrow we're off for a few days to visit with the in-laws.
As for blogging, I've finished the 2007 challenge wrap-ups and I'll post my best reads of 2007 and other book stats for the year, when I get back in January. In the meantime I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
P.S. As much as I keep wishing, no, we haven't had any snow. (Although there's a chance it'll snow where we're headed. Fingers crossed!) But I felt like a change to something wintry so the new header picture is from the one snow day we had on Jan. 21st, 2006. See you next year!