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December 25, 2007
It was a peaceful, uneventful Christmas – a wonderful change from last year’s waking nightmare of stress and anxiety. Never again. I made a nicer than usual dinner (roast chicken, lemon herb risotto, broccoli) and sipped champagne while watching the candles flicker in the fireplace. Wished my remaining family merry Christmas by phone – we spent Thanksgiving together this year, but my sister was working over Christmas and her husband recovering from spinal surgery. Despite that, it was a happy day. No shopping. No worries. Next year we’ll get together and celebrate. But it was nice to be alone, too.