One of the first things I do every morning, after checking my various emails, is go look to see if I have any new guestbook entries. It’s a pleasant way to start the day, as sometimes people say sweet things about the books, and it’s always nice to have some positive feedback along with your coffee. (Although they’re not all good: sometimes I get called a sell-out, or a bad person, but that’s more rare, thank goodness.) Lately, though, I find that along with the legitimate comments, I’m getting all these bogus ones from spammers. It’s so annoying. They all say, “Nice site!” or “Thanks for the info!” and then leave a LONG email address promoting whatever it is they’re shilling. What they don’t know—or maybe they do—is that every entry has to be approved by me before it goes up for everyone else to see, so unless I suddenly decide I need diet drugs or a body party enlarged, they probably aren’t going to get any hits from their entry. So please, random spammers, can you stop with the harassment of my guestbook? I’d be oh so appreciative, if you would. Thanks.

(Oh, well. Can’t hurt to ask, right?)

So here we are at Monday, less than a week to Christmas, and things are relatively calm. Our party went well, we had tons of food left over—including lots of one-bite cupcakes with cream cheese icing from Whole Foods, oh, my God, they’re good!—and I spent most of yesterday eating and sleeping and being grateful both for all my friends and the fact that I don’t have to entertain for awhile. Although I do have to make devilled eggs for Christmas Eve, which is just so weird, as to me they are a summer food, but I’ve been asked to bring them, so I will. In the meantime, there are a few little gifts left to buy, lots of TV to watch, stockings to stuff, and spam to delete. Oh, and cupcakes to eat. They’re only two bite, so they don’t count, right?

Right.

have a good day, everyone!
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