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I got a train!!

When I was little, a local charity always raffled off a toy train set for Christmas. They'd set it up in the local mall and you could enter the raffle and watch the train go around and around. I entered the drawing every year, but never won.

I happened to mention this to my husband a few months ago, and lo and behold, under the Christmas tree this morning was a little train set. R swears he had nothing to do with it, that it was all Santa, but I have a sneaking suspicion. ;)

It's been an interesting Christmas. I finished the semester last week...I'm officially one-quarter of the way done with grad school. Yikes. The last few weeks were rather hectic, including a three-day writing marathon to finish my final paper, but somehow I made it.

Then it was off to Syracuse to spend Christmas with R's family. We were at his aunt's last night, and then everyone came over to his mother's house today, and there were a LOT of people. Way too much socializing for my tastes. But it was still fun. I got to Skype with my family while they were opening presents, and we're going to visit my sister for a few days next month. But I still miss them...my favorite part of Christmas was always being with my parents and sister, and I miss a lot of our traditions. Not that I dislike spending time with my in-laws, but it's just unfamiliar and different. But that's what growing up is about; mixing and blending traditions and finding your own way.

For now, Happy Saturnalia, everyone.
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