A quick update:
Students' final exams - corrected!
Students' final marks - submitted!
My final essay (submitted with me wearing my student hat, not my teacher hat) - returned! (I really have officially survived the first semester.)
Christmas shopping - done!
Flat tire acquired while Christmas shopping - being repaired as I write!
Christmas spirit - finally filling my soul and oozing deliciously through my veins from head to foot (and no, I don't mean liquid Christmas spirit - though my crystal ball says there may be some of that in my future - ho ho ho!)
With any luck, parcels will be wrapped and a few cards ready by the time my head hits the pillow tonight.
Sigh... contented, blissful sigh, that is...