The house is still full of children, spouses, and grandchildren. What a joy! I journeyed to Second Street to celebrate the midday Mass for St Stephen’s Day and tie up a couple of loose ends in the office. Got a modest amount of work done (sermon prep, answering emails) from home in the afternoon, but mostly just laid back and enjoyed the company. Took #1 to the airport in the late afternoon for her flight home to NYC. The rest of us enjoyed a Chinese buffet dinner and a shopping expedition to Barnes & Noble.