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December 7, 2006
Things should be done properly, or not at all. That means eating breakfast before descending on the Christmas presents like a horde of particularly unruly locusts. Itís a fine breakfast, festive too: scrambled eggs, home-made cinnamon rolls, dotted with raisins and baked in the shape of a Christmas tree, glazed with vanilla icing; crispy bacon, brown, buttered toast, orange juice, and freshly brewed coffee. A meal worth more than bolting down before going onto the next thing, the main event. Bolt it they will, though, and race from the kitchen. Canít they see this meal is a gift, too?