damnit- i just figured out that the series of books i've been reading does NOT end with book four but continues to book five which has not been published yet. That means that by the time the next one is published i will probably have to re-read the previous books just to make sure i remember everything. Christmas was merry and all, no fights with the family, traveling was fine, i have much to be happy about and so i really shouldn't whine. *sigh*