I woke up this morning thinking it would be nice to refrain entirely from talking and eating today, in order to give my voice and belly a rest. Christmas was tough on both of them, naturally. The plan went great for a couple hours, but I have to say it was really tough when there were so many delicious treats to eat and interesting things to say. I think I made it until about lunchtime on both counts, and I'm all the better for it; I'm also all the better for stuffing my face with chocolate and reading a couple chapters of a story to Leah this evening. I can recover from those tomorrow.