What a Happy Holiday Season this is turning out to be!  I certainly hope that you and your family and loved ones are also enjoying the festivities and the true spirit of the times when we remember our blessings and give to those less fortunate and, of course, our special gifts to family and friends.

Karen has left for Israel to visit her family.  If I can enjoy a bit of i-told-her-so-itis, I would say I warned her to take her flu shot before leaving.  Unfortunately, she didn’t have time and my poor wifey is down with chills and fever and is not having a lot of fun.  I’m kidding about gloating, of course.  I actually never want her to be sick but especially since I’ve learned that she has a 3-4 day birthday surprise for me, when I join her in Israel next week.

My birthday is December 23rd and, most importantly, Karen and I celebrate our first wedding anniversary on December 19th.  It will be particularly special to her, I believe, being able to celebrate with her family and friends in Israel.  I’m looking forward to it myself.  It will be a lot of fun, I know.

And I will make sure I let you know what the birthday surprise turns out to be.  I’m really looking forward to whatever it is and know it’ll be fun.  If you read my ezines, you know that Karen is always thinking of fun and “outside my comfort zone” things to do and always keeps me on my toes,  You never know what kind of surprise it may be but I’m certain it won’t be ordinary.  I’m very lucky to have this to look forward to.

From our family to yours, we wish you all the very happy Holiday Season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or just enjoy the hustle and bustle of everyone else’s celebrations!

Just a note… our offices will be closed so that our employees can also enjoy time off with their families beginning December 24th.  We’ll be back on January 2nd.

Until next time,

Gerry