Christmas here was okay. Some good food, some remarkable gifts, including jewelry (not for me, haha), but otherwise understated. It’s been hard getting my mind working lately… And then the Breaking Bad marathon started, so it’s not hard to guess what’s been on the TV lately. (Until this morning, when the finale aired.)
The was finally tree set up Saturday.
The lights on the small, plastic tree this year are LED, white and battery operated. And we’re talking a battery box with screws…
Typical digital cameras make it hard to see lights correctly— spectral sensitivities and all. The ones on the tree are in the form of icicles. Unlike human vision, you have to lower the exposure quite a bit to capture the shape when lit:
But anyway. Our gifts weren’t placed under the tree, but in a box close by… We don’t have much room these days. Said box was sent by aunt J., featuring a tin can with cookies. Spoiler (literally): I already ate most of said cookies before Christmas.
A bird was cooked, yes. But no turkey this year; we had roast chicken on both major holidays. I have also been “appreciating” the chocolates and summer sausage we got…
Oh, I want to show off one of the best presents. But not now. However, to give you a hint on what it is, you’ll soon see some photographs taken with it.
As far as the weather goes, snowed Thursday, and was forecast to snow Friday too. But despite freezing temperatures, the white stuff has a way of insulating heat such that the climate in the house is fair.
Either that or the new heater— in replacing the quartz one that had just died— is better. In any case, I’m not wearing my jacket in the house right now… partly because the jacket got so wet in shoveling to “get my walk on” outside. It was certainly a good idea to work off what I ate— cheese and sausage (mmmm…). (And by cheese I mean the Colby I’m used to, not the cheddar-flavored cheese product.)
Oh, the snow may be “pretty” to look at, but it’s not always nice dealing with it, add the potential of a power outage, considering the lights have flickered a few times Thursday night.
As far as the rooftop “snow holes” go, it turns out that the USM area went “green” with a few tops years ago, installing “several prototype trays on small vestibule roofs of the Abromson Center and parking garage …” Click here for more.
Well, that’s all for now. I’ve been meaning to touch on a few things, but things are not working right in my head. Until next time, I hope you had a good holiday experience, and, in advance, have a happy new year. 🙂