Thursday, December 24, 2009


It’s Christmas Eve and there are lots of things to do around the Corrigan house. But we’ve had 18 inches of snow here in Connecticut, so it feels like Christmas.

The students are gone, so the Pomfret School campus is quiet. My daughters, Delaney, 11, and Audrey, 8, (Keeley, 13 months, is also in our 2009 Xmas-card photo) love this two-week stretch. The campus is empty and the prep school becomes their 500-acre theme park, and Dad has a key to the rink. So we pack a cooler full of sandwiches and drink boxes and bring an iPod with plenty of Disney tunes and head down “hockey hill” for a skating party with the girls’ friends.

My wife, it seems, with family constantly coming and going, never stops cooking. God bless her.

For me, I can't cook anything that can't be made on a grill, and I'm free from evening commitments (save for a couple blog entries), so I use this time to write. I’m shooting for 30 finished pages in two weeks, working mostly nights, when everyone is asleep. Fingers crossed.

Happy Holidays from the Corrigan family!


Vicki Delany said...

Skating party sure sounds like fun. Have a great Christmas.

Donis Casey said...

Pretty, pretty girls. You're a lucky guy.

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