Happy Chanukah to all from me, too. I am happy to hear you are getting a little respite in Texas, Lori. The weather is absolutely gorgeous and warm. I am sure you need some rest after all the stress, moving and getting settled.
Everyone has gone this morning, even my husband went to work after a week off while the kids were here. My daughter came to the rescue and helped me get the shopping and wrapping done, so we pulled it all together in time even though I had done very little. Today I am resting in the quiet. We had quite a musical Christmas, unfortunately a lot was going on at the same time. We had keyboard music, trombone music, guitar ??? music (everyone was mostly learning), mandoline music (learning, too) as well as hearing all the new CDs all the kids got. At one point yesterday my head was really throbbing. LOL I am thrilled they are so musical, but all at once coming from upstairs, the garage, the sunporch and the downstairs was just too much. The refrigerator is full of left overs and no one is left over to eat, except I told the kids here to be sure and come every day to have some lunch.