Post-Christmas

Post-Christmas

 

 

I think I like the post-Christmas time a little better. For obvious reasons. The pressure’s off. But I still seem fixated on baking things and cuddling on the sofa and lighting candles and romping around with my dogs and eating lots of delicious foods.

This is by far my favorite present this year:

 

Figure 1. Reuseable water tumbler with straw. Plastic. Mine’s green. I bought it for myself and crammed it into my stocking.

 

I also enjoyed an entire box of these (minus the fruit-flavored ones; don’t like to mix fruit and chocolate):

 

Figure 2. Russell Stover All Dark Assortment. Courtesy of my diabetic father.

Figure 2. Russell Stover All Dark Assortment. Courtesy of my diabetic father.

 

Matilda and Adrian and I also re-watched the first two seasons of the BBC’s Sherlock so I could work up a blog post for Teen Librarian Toolbox.

I also made several million crocheted hats.  Walked Pablo all through the snow and ice. Read all my back issues of The New Yorker.

And we also did a lot of this:

Figure 3. Gonzo having a lie-in.

Figure 3. Gonzo having a lie-in. 

 

Figure 4. Pablo and Gonzo cuddle time.

Figure 4. Pablo and Gonzo cuddle time.

 

Figure 5. Matilda & Pablo trekking home from last day of school.

Figure 5. Matilda & Pablo trekking home from last day of school before break.

 

Plus Adrian and Matilda had an IKEA date. Here’s a photo of two very beautiful things, my daughter & that green sofa:

Figure 6. Matilda in her Minnesota garb, on a velvet sofa which Adrian hates but which I think is as lovely as my child.

Figure 6. Matilda in her Minnesota garb, on the Stockholm velvet sofa which Adrian hates but which I think is as lovely as my child.

 

Of New Years I will say nothing. New Year’s Eve is a stupid waste. And I don’t make resolutions. Because I think about myself and my goals all year long so stick it, Resolutions. How much more egotistical do you want me to get?

I do hope you have a fine start to 2014. I feel like I have.

 

 

One Comment

  • karen arakelian on Dec 30, 2013 Reply

    So glad to know someone else gifted themselves a tumbler. Mine was a stainless steel one from Starbucks. If for no other r was on t matched my kitchen — but i also going it will keep my homemade sangria very cool.

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