Mid-December: Decorating was a total family experience.
With snow, holiday activities and adding a new family member, we were so busy living our lives that time to write about it just wasn't there. We actually received that rare snowfall on Christmas Day (only 12% of the Christmases in Colorado). We celebrated with the local Grandkids on Christmas Eve: Tian's first Christmas.
Clio, Tian and Ethan on Christmas Eve.
We were housebound for a few days after the snow--a welcome time to catch up on reading and relaxing. For not the first time in our 43 Christmases together, Bob and I gave each other the same book. We both kept receipts--just in case. I spent a good amount of time "listening" to books on my Creative Zen V Plus MP3. This little gadget has become a favorite way to "read" while doing things around the house, driving (with a small, portable speaker--not earphones) and while walking alone. The public library has a good selection of audio ebooks that have been out for longer than a year. If I just have to have the "latest new thing" I have a basic membership to audible.com. I'm actually spending less money on books--and storing them, until I get around to them,is certainly easier. On my 2G MP3 I can put 10-12 ebooks depending on the size.
I have also spent a lot of energy being fearful that we can't get rid of Bush soon enough--before he brings about another catastrophic event. I am watching the Democratic campaigns and following the top 3 with almost equal fervor. I would be happy supporting the one who can convince me that he/she will put the "public" back into public servant. We've had enough "corporate servants" during the last 8 years, I will also use that criteria to choose local, state and national congressional candidates.
I had wanted to get started again with my blog and will make an effort to write/take photos more often to jump-start my appearances here. A belated Happy Holidays 2007 to everyone.