After a largely successful Christmas Eve here in the American Desert, The Common Man is up early to make sure that all the presents from Santa are in order. The Boy is stirring, singing his ABCs on the floor with his grandmother. Soon, the rest of the house will be up and the second phase of Christmas (Santa presents, church, dinner with family,recovery) will begin. Before it gets too busy around here, The Common Man just wants to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas (even if you aren't a fan of the holiday, have a good day). The Common Man is fortunate this year to have such an Uncommon Wife, who is beautiful and loves him as the day is long; such a smart and adorable Boy, who patiently sat on Santa's lap yesterday and gleefully opened his stuffed elephant last night; a wonderful family who has generously opened their doors at Christmas and provided The Common Man a new wardrobe for his new, svelte exterior; and for good will wherever it is found. And not to get sappy or anything, The Common Man is fortunate to have his readers, those who comment and those who don't. You are all welcome here and The Common Man looks forward to future discussions in which The Common Man patiently explains to you why he is right and you are wrong.
Have a good day everyone, and The Common Man will see you tomorrow. Ho, ho, ho: