And a rainy one it is.
I've been working on syllabi for the three courses I'm teaching in the second semester:
Freshman Seminar, Mod Civ ( poetry and history of 20th century Europe), and The Church in the Modern World/ Women of Faith. More on those another time.
I went out for lunch with four of my former students - women I taught back in 1975-76, when I was 28 and they were 18. We reconnected about two years ago via Facebook: what a great invention! The ten year difference in our ages means nothing now; they are mostly married, with grown children. I love seeing them. They made my rainy day bright.
Speaking of bright, here is another favorite Christmas card. It's not religious, but I love the artwork and the spirit of goodness: