Expert help from professional carpenter father-in-law.
Birthday and new year celebrations.
Adorable chubby houseguest (and his parents, big sister, and dog.)
Frenchified cooking: bread and onion soup.
Baking District 12 cookies for young-adult reading group discussion of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games.
More bathroom remodeling.
(Not pictured: starting spring semester; shoveling several major storms' worth of snow.)