I haven't posted in so long. I feel like I have neglected my blog a bit. I needed a little break from being tied to the computer. So now for a catch-up post and then I'll get back in the swing of things.
Is is awfult to admit not being a really big fan of Christmas? It is so ingrained in our culture that is a happy time of year and celebrating and gift giving. I just not into it. Its great to get together with friends and family and have that connection, but Christmas has become such a commercial monstrosity of consumerism, its pretty gross. Do we really need more Stuff??? And then if I admit to not liking Christmas, then I must be a 'scrooge'. This time of year if hard on a lot of people, financially, emotionally, stress, etc... It actually makes me kind of depressed. I'm happy when its over and things get back to normal. And its not say I haven't had a lovely time, which I have, its just that Christmas doesn't have to be this picture perfect family with all the trimmings. Its ok to feel a little off.
Jason's mom out-did herself with a super dinner on Christmas Eve.
Then in the wee hours of Christmas morning, there was a horrible fire a block away from my apt. No one was injured. They don't know how it started. I have never seen a house fire before. It was scary/beautiful.
In the morning:
And later that day:
Its hard to extatic about Christmas if you're been through a few dodgy ones. Its also hard to be totally happy when you know that other people don't have a home to live in anymore.
More Christmas eating. These are Czech cookies/baking.
Then there's also been a lot of sleeping: this is Mynch when we went to visit Mike and Emily
My Pandora on the bed: (she does this every morning)
Buckely in a box:
I have also caught up on my movie watching: Lemony Snickets, Team America, Supersize Me, The Stepford Wives, Kinsey.
Today the canal opened and Jason and I went skating! These are my mom's old figure skates. But later this afternoon I picked up my new (to me) speed skates from the sharpener and I had a go on these 2mm blades. Wow! It was tricky, but going to be fun!
Then there's been this destructive tsunami a world away. I can't stop thinking about all those displaced people and all the deaths. I feel so removed. Its strange how I can go on happily skating on this frozen water, when the same substance, in a liquid form, can have such a devastating impact on so many lives.
Our world is such a fragile place.
Everything is always in flux.
Change is constant. Nothing is permanent.
Love the moments.
Love your friends and family.
Share what you can.