25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

I've posted these before, but they're cute and Christmas is about family, so there you go. I hope everyone is having a great holiday.

07 December 2012


Day 7

The other day I was in Hallmark with Other Auntie and I was bitching about the ornaments they sell, completely non-Christmasy things, like football players, or the Green Lantern, or random Disney princesses. I said something like "You can't just put a hook on anything and call it an ornament. Okay, you can by definition, but it's not a Christmas ornament*." That being said, as long as it has an aspect of Christmas, I'm okay with it. Toss a Santa hat on that football player and it's cool with me. Mostly. 

01 December 2012


December 1st is the start of my Christmas. I get out my boxes of Christmas stuff, I put up my (fake) tree, I start to think about - but don't actually do - Christmas cards.

This year, December 1st happens to be the date of the Dartmouth tree lighting as well. It's a large event that is well-attended. I usually just go for the lighting, but there's a whole concert and train rides for the kids and other stuff. I went with Other Auntie for the lighting, and the fireworks. Halimouth loves the fireworks. We will celebrate pretty much anything with fireworks. The Dartmouth tree lighting fireworks are usually very good. Worth standing in the cold for.

My goal is to post something Christmasy every day until the day itself. That's a lot of commitment for me, but I'm hoping I can manage.

Day 1 after the jump.

My new favourite person.

"What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can," says Dr. Peter Martin (source).