Well, time for a bit of a Christmas update.
I spent the evening of the 24th in the Emergency Room with my first ever strep throat.
Since I am, well, me I was ignoring what I thought was an irritating little sore throat.
Turns out that this may not be the best course of action when your "minor sore throat" is, in fact, a "strep throat".
Seems that strep bugs tend to take being ignored somewhat personally -- and will do all manner of unpleasant things to get ones' attention. In my case, they picked up camp and relocated into my lungs.
This is a Bad Thing, friends and neighbors. Trust me on this one. It does tend to get your attention, though.
Christmas Day was thoroughly, if somewhat woozily, enjoyable. Many gifts were exchanged, and I have come into possession of several novels in Philip McCutchan's Halfhyde series, a slow cooker, and other sundries.
Another, albeit unexpected, gift came on Christmas Eve by way of somewhere in Indiana, and was my 200,000th visitor. Merry Christmas and thank you.
The LawDog Files haven't even been around a full year yet, but people have dropped by 200,000 times just to read my little scribblings.
That is very humbling. Again, I thank you all.
After much swearing, throwing of items and fervent sacrifices to the Magic Elf Box, I think I have discovered the secret of adding links. I hope.
New to my Link section should be A Day In The Life of An Ambulance Driver, and long-time Gentle Reader Diamond Mair. Go by and wish them a Happy New Year, if you would.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and I wish you all a Happy New Year.