Let me know how your holidays are going. I received several books for Christmas that I'm anxious to get to soon. What books did you receive?
On another note: my critique group is going insane. Everyone is starting to argue about what makes good critique in general, who is mean and who isn't, and other organizational and petty things. I'm on the lookout for some new people with great insight to help me look at my work from a fresh perspective. People like that seem to be harder to find than a decent date.