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Christmas Day 2013

I actually wasn’t going to, but I was asked by email for some pictures of actual Christmas events (rather than just the tree in the early morning). So here come a few…

Alex contemplating the tree.


The kids with Grandma Ruth. (Amy would like to point out that despite appearances in this picture, she IS wearing pants.)


Alex with the favorite new toy of the day.

And that’s about it for pictures that came out decent. We actually didn’t take a lot of pictures this time.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Popping into my Head

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Alex talk about:

  • Holidays
  • Political Tenets
  • Thoughts on 2013 / Trains and Portal

Recorded on 27 Dec 2013

Length this week – 1:23:37

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All Ready for Christmas Morning


Everything is ready.  Sunrise is in just over an hour, although it will be a while longer before everyone is awake and ready to go.  Alex will probably wake me up within two hours.  Brandy may (or may not) get another hour after that.  Amy will probably get another four before we wake her up.  In just over five hours, Grandma Ruth is scheduled to arrive and we will start presents in earnest.

We weren’t ready before Alex fell asleep last night, so the usual tradition of everybody getting one present on Christmas Eve didn’t happen.  Perhaps everybody will get one as each person wakes up.  Or not.  We’ll see how good Alex is at waiting once he is awake.  We will distract him with food.  :-)

Anyway, Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it in one way or another!  And happy Wednesday to everyone else. :-)