I appreciate it too. My father is going for some kind of cardiac test to determine if he's well enough for the bone marrow transplant this week, so keep your fingers crossed. The holiday was quiet otherwise. We had our sad little fake tree (it was a charlie brown tree in the worst way, but we found out we had to get a fake one kind of late and we were on a limited budget) but my sister and I bought pine candles to try to make it seem more chrismassy. Really the best thing was remembering how sick my brother was this time last year and seeing how much better he feels now.