Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. They really made my day.
I mostly got the day I planned. Most importantly there was knitting. While watching Love Actually (a favorite holiday movie) I was able to turn the corner on the shawl. I past the longest increase row and have moved on to the decrease rows. Things should move much more quickly now, one of the best things about knitting a sideways shawl.
Today the Christmas prep moves back into the foreground. There are cookies to bake and a few more cards to write. The big day is right around the corner!