The husband wrote a nice post about taking down the Christmas tree. Take a look. He is also in the process of launching an advanced, neatly designed new blog. Here is a sneak preview.

Meanwhile, it has been raining nonstop for days in Doha, which is making me feel sleepy all the time. Ah, the laziness! I think I aged 10 years in this place. Anyway, it is 7:42 am and I have to embrace the day. Here are some highlights from newswire to spice up your day.