A relaxed, quiet Christmas Saturday today. Time to get caught up with several loads of laundry (my big weekly household chore) and some painting. Probably two-three hours at the painting desk, working on von Bauchschmerzen and his carriage. Not quite done, but I'm pleased with the way things are developing. Tomorrow, besides the inevitable touch-ups, it's on to the team of horses and Uhlan rider/escort. With any luck, I can apply the usual two coats of acrylic gloss on Monday and begin the groundwork on the base to finish things. Then, it will be time to prime a company of RSM-95 infantry (19 figures) and start on those before coming back to the troop of Uhlans de Saxe (8 figures and horses) that will escort the coach and general pictured above. But now, Saturday evening, it's time to spend some time with the Grand Duchess.