In legal news, which I haven't been able to talk about, a lawsuit has settled out of court. It's a huge weight off of my shoulders. I don't think it was particularly fair, but I'll settle for no-longer-stressful (and we're fine--this didn't affect anything except my moral sensibilities.)
So the two days I'd asked off so that I could be dragged kicking and screaming to court are now available for writing and preparing for our house guest.
The kids are doing really well, we're doing well (we're going to survive to the end of the year, yay!) and life is pretty good. I'll definitely be counting a lot of blessings on Yule.