So, if you are wondering, K did indeed get her paper in and grading done, although it did involve hours worth of work on Christmas as well. Don’t feel too sorry for us though. Yesterday, we did a drive/bike up the north shore since they had been getting 50 foot waves (measured from the back!) and we stopped for Giovanni’s garlic shrimp (unbelievable!) and dessert at Ned’s. Since we have been here we have been going beach (you don’t say the “to the”), biking, playing sports and Mahjong with my family who live here, and of course eating. For Christmas we had a full Thanksgiving dinner as well as delicious ham and a Portuguese spicy pork dish with potatoes (yes that is correct, three kinds of meat), pies and rum cake, and lots of wine. And just the day before I came it at +6 pounds in my pre/post dinner weigh in when we had dinner of heavy pupus (Hawaiian for hors d’oeuvres). Let’s just say it’s a good thing we’re biking too.