Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

magically_forgiven_2013.gifPay no attention to Carmen. She's one of those spoilsport Tea Party types. In the real world nobody remembers what you did, much less holds you to account. So blunder on. Keep on doing what you know best. Some time in the distant future your efforts will produce different results. And who ever doubted you?

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Expecting

liz_ultrasound_12_17_thumb.jpgLiz and Jon gave me Dr. Seuss's ABC for Christmas.

Page eight —
Barber
baby
bubbles
and a
bumblebee
— was marked with a photograph, the gist of which you see above.

Yes, I have until mid-June to get used to the sound of "Grandpa."

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Compendium Update

I've been a bad blogger this year so Santa won't bring me many links, but for the few loyal readers I have left I've added a few items to the Christmas Compendium in the sidebar to your right.

Nothing else to add at this time so I'll leave you with St. Luke... Merry Christmas.

mengs14.jpgAnd there were in the same country
Shepherds abiding in the field,
Keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
And the glory of the Lord shone round about them.
And they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy,
Which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day
In the city of David
A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe
Wrapped in swaddling clothes,
Lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel
A multitude of the heavenly host
Praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace,
Good will toward men.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Timmy and the Snowcat

christmas_tree_2013_thumb.jpgCharlie and Marielle came home Thursday and on Saturday we drove up to Diamond Lake for our USFS Christmas tree — still only five bucks for the permit. I remember when five bucks would buy a tank of gas. Stop talking about your age, Leslie says.

This is the first year we've had a snow day with no kids at home to enjoy the day off from school. Timmy made a snowcat, though.
timmy_and_the_snowcat_thumb.jpg
OK, actually it was Marielle's.

Friday, December 6, 2013

After Dark

christmas_lights_2013_thumb.jpgWe put up well over three thousand watts of lighting this year. Doing our bit for global warming, we are.

Friday, December 6, 2013

We got a little snow here, too.

snow_day_12_6_13_thumb.jpgAs of 4:00, about five inches. It's still coming down.