i am cooking- actually i am taking a break while crap bakes in the oven- so i can put more crap in the oven- hence maximizing the efficiency and hopefully using less energy in the long run. sigh. it's raining here. everyone knows how i feel about 40 degrees and raining in december. it isn't normal and it wreaks havoc with the sinuses. not a good combo for this countdown to the holiday. needless to say- i did some cursing in my cubicle- i mean kitchen- and i am in the homestretch now. hubby is sick too. i am hoping i can relax after round 1- and that will be that. update some other time.