I have been chugging along with my Christmas gift quests... Knitting, sewing, shopping. I am pleased that most of my shopping has been accomplished on-line, and the gals at work have seen a steady flow of packages delivered to the office. I hate crowds. The Internet is the single most convenient device that has made my life easy. I think of a gift... I research the availability, price, options, patterns, colours, shipping methods... all from the comfort of my desk chair. Life is good.