So This is Christmas

We have fortunately reached the age where we still love Christmas, but gift shopping has now dwindled down to a precious few.  So, I mostly just stand in the window and take pictures . . . 

December 23

[The aforementioned picture out the window – to kids playing on Lake H2Obert . . . ]

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[THOSE HALCYON DAYS OF CHRISTMASES YORE! It looked like we were heading for the statistical anomaly of a non-white Christmas here in Vacationaland USA. But with this day’s light snow we had a Light Dusting Christmas! The neighborhood kids were out on Lake H2Obert sliding around on what appear to be shin sleds – run, fall to your knees, and slide . . . ]

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[CHRISTMAS WHEN YOU GET OLDER.  Jami and Danny were coming for Christmas on December 22.  The Super was up early, cooking and baking.  I was out running errands.  Getting the house ready for their arrival. Late that afternoon, nothing heard from them.  Texted asking they stop and pick up the pizza (their idea, we agreed) on the way here.  Jami texted back: “We’re not coming until tomorrow.”  The Super and I headed to the wine rack.  Here we are then opening presents on the 23rd . . . ]

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[They’re easy to shop for . . . ]

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[Here’s Santa doing the present distribution . . . ]

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[The Harn is heated with wood – you can use less wood if you build up interior body heat . . . ]

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[Or wear warmer clothes!]

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[Oooh-la-la!]

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[More body warmth?]

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[Looks like a double feature . . . ]

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[Vikings!]

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[And now it’s time for the fashion show . . . ]

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[Well, la-di-dah!]

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[And now for the guy stuff . . . ]

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[Vikings!]

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[And when one runs out of gift ideas . . . ]

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[Does it smell like weed?]

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[Where would Mom get weed?]

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[Whatever it is, I hope it’s legal!]

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[And for us, Danny hooked up a dimmer for our dining room . . . ]

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[And a Chrome Cast for the Super’s computer to the TV, and a camera for the computer . . . ]

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December 24

[Testing the self-timer set-up for the following Christmas Eve photo . . . ]

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[MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE! The Super and I enjoying our traditional repast of the date – grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup! Boo-yah!]

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December 25

[Merry Christmas from the shores of Lake H2Obert!]

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[The Super had to add bulb extensions to have lighted wreaths.  For reasons unknown, our place has no exterior electrical outlets . . . ]

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[Finally finished stocking the library . . . ]

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[The Super with her annual gift of the bubbly . . . ]

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[Woo-woo!]

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[Now notice how an expert opens and pours . . . ]

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[Didn’t lose a drop!]

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[Bradley joined us for Christmas dinner . . . ]

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[The Super made a turkey breast with all the usual fixin’s.  Pronounced yummy by the partakers . . . ]

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December 26

[Looking out in the “back yard” the day after our mostly brown Christmas.  Consider these the before pictures.  A bizzard is heading our way and may arrive before I complete this missive.]

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Christmas and the New Year are actually two holidays. So there is a plural, which in the English language, necessitates the use of ‘s.’ I suppose you could say ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy New Year,’ but you probably have sh*t to do.  ~  Jon Stewart

Up Next:  Must be time to get back to Spain?

3 thoughts on “So This is Christmas

  1. Thanks for all you do for all of us Alexandrians no matter our locale. Fun stuff always…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and the Super…Mike

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