I have received a Christmas Eve blessing! Maddie, Big Daddy, Lay-dee, and Loud Nerf Gun Boy left the house for 10 hours. I was blessed with peace and quiet. I spent most of the day burrowed under Maddie's blankets. I was cozy. I was warm. And the door was shut so I knew I was safe from Lay-dee's rascal hooligan cats sneaking up on me.