メリークリスマス = "Meri Kurisumasu," or "Merry Christmas" in Japanese.
We're home visiting family in the US for the last week. We had some exciting (read: terrifying) moments on an excessively bouncy flight en route. I've never had a captain come over the loudspeaker before to inform the passengers that "this turbulence does not pose a threat to the safety of the aircraft."
We did plan to do some blog posts but we've been really busy. In between holiday stuff, we've been chipping away at massive piles of grading. (The answer to the song "What are you doing New Year's Eve" is much less exciting when you are a teacher). I spent a whole morning stealing clothes from my pregnant sister, which was delightful because this is the first time in history the clothing theft has ended in my favor. We were going through her wardrobe looking for stuff that doesn't fit her anymore and I swear half of it was mine in the first place.
Best holiday wishes to all of you wherever you are, and safe non-turbulent travels.