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Merry Christmas!

Ah Christmas-time. This week I did all those traditional things that make you feel all twinkly and filled with cheer. You know, attended a party where Die Hard was playing in the background, attended a menorah lighting ceremony, ate waay too many cookies, wrapped presents poorly, drank wassail, went to the liquor store, stayed up late watching movies with old friends, and of course made a gingerbread Tardis. Here are a few photos of those happenings.

Menorah lighting!

My dad is super classy, picking his nose in my firetruck mittens.

Hipster pups

Nick doesn't dress warmly enough

The humble beginnings of a Type G Tardis

Tardis Blue icing

These York Peppermint Patty pieces were perfect!

Made some stars to be the Time Vortex

These were lighthouses originally, but I shortened them and made them Daleks

Daleks attack the Tardis while it is flight in the Time Vortex

The Doctor confronts the Daleks

Very proud (also, these are my 'Woodland Creature Eyes'

See, my mom does it too!

Tomorrow and Sunday will bring more fun traditions, food and lots of BBCAmerica on the television. But I don’t know what could top making my Gingerbread House and making the Tardis! Oh wait, my sister comes home tomorrow! 🙂 Hope your Christmas is as wonderful as mine!

Merry Christmas!

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A title eludes me

Really, how did I manage to blog every day in April? It boggles the mind. Spent the weekend cleaning and packing.

Have I mentioned that I’m going on a little vacation next week? I am! With my mom and my grandmother to Crossville, Tennessee (and surrounding cities). We went a few summers ago (along with my sister Robin) and it was gorgeous. Very green and a little cooler than here (87 degrees and 42% humidity there right as opposed to 92 with 54%). I’ll only be gone Tuesday-Saturday but I’m already trying to brace myself for my grandmother who is sweet but very scatter brained and a little crazy.  But we’re hoping to record her telling some family stories for a little family history thing I’d like to start compiling. We’ll see how it goes, if there’s anything fun to share I’ll try and post it here! 🙂

I’ve only got 4 books packed for the trip and I’m afraid they aren’t a broad enough spectrum but I’m committed to them (also I sent my mom ahead with a bag full of graphic novels just in case!):

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace (I finally read one of his essays yesterday and I’m sad it’s taken me so long to give his stuff a try! Footnotes!)

A Sprig of Muslin by Georgette Heyer (For the past few trips Heyer has  been so indispensable she’s now a requirement)

Brigid of Kildare by Heather Terrell (A historical fiction about St. Brigid, seems like it’ll be in the vein of Tracy Chevalier,  hoping I like it)

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson (Bryson is a hoot, and we’re going to be pretty close to the Appalachian mountains so I thought it would be more appropriate than his book about traveling in Europe)

Okay, I’m pretty happy/excited about reading these books. But I also can’t help but be worried about the lack of variety they offer. 2 historical fictions and 2 non-fictions? No realistic or contemporary fiction and no YA? Makes me a little nervous..Does anyone else worry about things like this? I’m sure I’m not the only one, right?

Anyway, I’ll try and post some pictures of all the pretty of the upcoming week.

Also, as uninvolved as I am in most things sports related, I still have to mention that TCU baseball is in the Men’s College World Series! And we’ve won our first game already. We play again tomorrow at 8! It just occurred to me that I could go watch the game somewhere….

Okay, off to get ready to read at mass then cook a Father’s Day dinner for my dad with Robin. Yum for Salmon, salad, crescent rolls and PIE!

Ooh speaking of Father’s Day, I ordered something for my dad and today he went out and bought the exact same thing for himself. Sigh. Luckily Robin let me know so I could get replacement gifts, but now I have to deal with returning this thing. Anyone need a ?

Le sigh. Ah well..

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