My husband and I are so happy about once again having both of our children here for Christmas. Our daughter flew in from Cambridge yesterday (her winter break) and already I am finding myself dreading when she has to go back in two weeks. When our children were at the University of Texas/Austin they got something like four to five weeks off between sessions, but our daughter has to return to school for something they call “Winter Term” >>> which is not an elective-type of thing. All students in the program attend the three week session. She is excited about the class she will be attending, so that part is good. >>> It’s just not so great for her mom!
My husband and son are going to be taking a few days off both weeks that she is home, which will be very nice for all of us. Sprite (our 16 year old puppy) isn’t too excited about it, but she doesn’t get very excited about anything these days… except for her “special treat,” which she only gets when she has performed a trick. And of course, when I say “performed a trick” I mean has tolerated me grooming her in some fashion, which, let’s face it, isn’t anything more than her sitting and “allowing me” to do the actual “trick.”