I fully expected to go back to work today, but it turns out that today is my free day this week.  So instead of sitting around the house twiddling my thumbs and watching TV, I’m heading downtown for a shopping adventure.  First I’ll be going to the Union Square Holiday Market, where I will be buying lots of stuff that I need/want for myself, as well as Christmas presents for my nearest and dearest.  Then I’ll go over to Plump Dumpling, where I’ll be picking up some food for dinner, which will only MOSTLY consist of dumplings. I’m going to see if their banh mi sandwiches are good, as well.  See you later, Dear Readers!