One of the local radio stations has begun the 24/7 X-mas carols that Ali loves. Last night she begged me to drive around in the cold so that we could be warm and cozy in the car while we listened to X-mas music. "I'm trying to not get TOO into it," she said, "so that I'm not sick of it by Christmas. But I really love being in the car and listening to carols with you, Mom." Thank God her teenage angst has not COMPLETELY taken over.