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Another Christmas Came and Went

December 26, 2009


Christmas Bulb and Red Dye

Originally uploaded by alan_sailer

Did Christmas feel like this to you too? Whew!

All went well around here–the boy is happy with his presents, and I am too. Santa brought me a car charger for my iPhone, a periwinkle cashmere sweater, a merino wool patagucci layer, a cobalt blue enamel casserole dish, a trailer hitch for our Honda CRV, a GPS, and ski racks. And of course some excellent wine and Riedel glasses (well Santa didn’t bring those–Jo Diaz sent them to me when I won a contest on her blog!)

Yippee for presents! What did you get?

The high speed photo of a holiday ornament shot by a pellet gun is by my friend Alan Sailer. Still need presents? Check out the selection of images and choose some to send to friends–they’re quite affordable and Alan donates the money to a scholarship fund at the local community colleges.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Katie permalink
    December 26, 2009 5:59 pm

    I got to watch my kids tear through a pile of presents taller than themselves. This would be the first year I got nothing. Not one thing from one person. I guess i’m ok with that. Or at least I’m trying to be. As everyone sleeps i suddenly have the urge to head out to Marina Park and Hoop with the girls. Maybe I should endulge with a little hoop session. Hoop for the soul, sounds like it might work! Happy Holidays- whatever that means to you <3

  2. December 26, 2009 6:06 pm

    you should DEFINITELY go hoop!! and come by on the way & I’ll give you something to unwrap!

    your kids didn’t make you anything in school? we got a sweet calendar the boy drew and beautiful votive holder…we splurged on a few things we wanted for family this year & Santa put them under the tree for me to unwrap… the boy got clothes, books, and chickens from us and toys from Grandpas & a Bakugon from Santa…

  3. December 31, 2009 7:37 pm

    A Christmas miracle happened in my family.

    I had a grand daughter resent to me by the universe. (When her biological father and my daughter – her step mother – divorced, he refused to let me love her in an up close and personal way.) She’s now 18 and living with us, as of Thanksgiving. Having her with me is the best gift that universe could have possibly sent, besides our trip to Portugal, Gwendolyn, and finding you in 2009.

  4. December 31, 2009 7:58 pm

    Gosh, Jo, I don’t know what to say. What a beautiful gift–to have your grand daughter back in your life again. And, wow, yes, I must agree–going to Portugal and connecting with you is an amazing and unexpected gift the universe gave me as well. Thank you so much for sharing and commenting here.

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