It was overall a pretty darn good day. Especially once you considered all of the circumstances and ways it could have gone wrong. Still found plenty of reasons to keep a smile up for the kids. Really do believe the research that basically says smiling a lot eventually "tricks" your brain into thinking that you're happy until you start to actually feel that way.
Tried relaxing a bit when we got home by hanging out with the SO and playing some video games. I've been on a playing kick for the past few days. I couldn't even finish a section of the game before I gave up and told him to take his turn. Ended up that I was much more exhausted than initially thought and took an unexpected nap mid-observation. Was not aware of falling asleep, let alone for how long, and everyone just let me rest.
A piece of good personal news is that the Christmas cards are finally done! I made more than enough but as time goes on, I have a feeling I'll meet enough new people to give them to. :) A grand total of 80 were put together! Can't wait until I send them out so I can post pictures about them- as per tradition! :P I might add an extra touch once it gets closer to delivery time because I feel that it's missing the new special technique that I've tried out during the past few years. We'll see how crazy life gets around that point.