It turned out I wasn't quite as done as I thought I was with the collar I worked on yesterday, but luckily the necessary repairs this time were relatively simple.
As I was working on it, the Jehovah's Witness folks came back again--this time the usual guy brought a friend who could speak a bit of Spanish--and invited me to one of their New Year services for a traditional Japanese New Year meal called o-sechi. While that would normally be tempting, I've had o-sechi before, plus I don't really want to encourage them any more than I have just by smiling and nodding for a couple minutes. Not to mention that I have so many projects to work on over the break, I don't want to give up any of my free time.
Shortly after that, I had a nice long Christmas phone call with my family. It was nice to hear how everyone was doing. I helped my mom set up her own livejournal page (megory).
Finally I went back to Jenn's Christmas present, and at long last, it is now completely finished. (Jenn, if you read this, and if you wind up not liking it or not thinking you'll ever use it...please try to pass it along to someone who will. ^_^; I'd be sad if it winds up not being used.)