So the sun cam out for a while after a bit more rain, and everything was bright and shiny, with the bare trees reflected in the wet pavement. I went to listen to a small stream gurgle for a while, then came back and made tea because it is still very cold despite the sunshine. The sky is now scumbled with gray clouds again, and etched with branches, a few of which are decorated with birds catching the last light. A nephew and his wife came over, causing both cats to hide in my room where they now glare at one another. If I leave, there might be a spat. Maybe I'll take one of them outdoors. All in all, a very eventful Christmas day. Now, macaroni.