The Empress came for tea and cake today. She remarked that she was rendering her own lard and looking for volunteer opportunities. #2 son mentioned that his workplace had been shut down by terrorist threats.

My life is tame.

#1 daughter and I worked with Adwords a bit. She had some excellent insights, because that’s what she does.

After work, the kids and I went to see Dr. Strange. It was quite good. The folding of time and space, the use of light and color, and the witty moments — oh and the good acting, too — made it a pleasure.

We came home for dinner (pork tenderloin, baby potatoes, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts) and then the guys went out to watch a soccer game. I worked on Christmas gifts with the cat and The Librarians.