Our friend Regina had made plans to be with us today and tomorrow. She emailed this morning to say she wasn’t feeling well and couldn’t make it.

Naturally, we are disappointed. We always enjoy her visits, and since she keeps coming back we can only assume that she enjoys coming. We hope she feels better soon.

In lieu of company, I will instead start on my Christmas card list this afternoon. It will be the earliest I’ve ever started on a Christmas card list. Most years I start it on December 26, or even December 30.