Piper and I survived the holiday season unscathed, mainly because we successfully ignored the whole frenetic mess. I'm always amazed at how folks get their panties all twisted because of an arbitrary date on the calender. Insanity, it is said, is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.
I became officially old on January 4th when I turned 65. Now I can legitimately call myself an eccentric old fart, which certainly reads better than crazy old man. :-) Still have a 30-inch waist and weigh exactly what I weighed at age 20. Must be doing something right.