Since I've not been able to get around to 'camera stuff' much. lately, there are no new photos to publish here for you to enjoy. I will correct all that shortly.
The Holidays were fine, fun, lazy and relaxing. LM(Love Muffin) might not say the same thing, but I did try to ease her burden as much as I could through this lengthy holiday period. After all, I had a 5 day weekend for Christmas (I took my last vacation day on the Friday before Christmas - turning a 4 day weekend into 5) and a 4 day weekend for New Year's so I've pretty much lazed about for most of the last two weeks.
And I loved it. I could get used to that.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch ...
Northwestern University, who had not won a bowl game since the 1949 Rose Bowl, finally got the bowl monkey off their back by winning the Gator Bowl - currently named the "TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl" because that's the way college sports are paid for these days - Corporate Naming Rights.
Northern Illinois University, however, lost their Orange Bowl appearance, although they did manage to keep the game close for most of the game, even though they were handicapped by size and experience.
Lovie Smith is out. The Bears will take their time finding his replacement - and it will all play out in the papers.
Meanwhile, it's 42 days until Pitchers and catchers report.