Well, I was grading, then Xmas shopping, then went to a history conference, then drove from SF up to Portland (actually Forest Grove). Now I gotta pay for it all -- in terms of work, too (like new syllabus, job stuff, conference panel maybe, new digs). Busy stuff.
But at least I skied three times while away. Someday I'll be good at it perhaps...especially if this job thing pans out. I think Slippery Rock (PA) is near a ski place, though I'm not sure.
I'm going to miss Big Mac next year; he's one of the few reasons I even paid attention to the NL. Now it'll be Tino. I expect he will have a good year with the Cards, though the guy now has to replace yet another legend, first Donnie Baseball, now Mac. Tall order.