…and this popped out of the maker:
— Moe Lane (@moelane) December 24, 2015
You’ll start laughing, happily, about four and a half minutes in. If you don’t… well, I’m sorry to hear that. I hope things get better for you.
We’re one of those benighted families that use an artificial tree – in our defense, we travel a lot during Christmas season – so today I finally succumbed to my kids’ nagging and we put it up. This was the first year that the kids really noticed all those ornaments that they had to make in years gone by, so that was nice. Now all I have to do is keep answering “I don’t know” to repeated inquiries of “Will it snow on Christmas?”…
Before I get too… cranky. Heh. In every sense of the term.
There was a pretty good Christmas song at the supermarket tonight. I shouldn’t have liked it, but I did; good beat. Something about how every day was Christmas when it was spent with the singer’s (female) love interest. And now I can’t remember the name.
And they wonder why people can’t stand them.
The Wadena city council voted unanimously but hesitantly to remove a beloved nativity scene from a city park Tuesday night.
Mayor George Deiss says for as long as anyone in Wadena can remember the nativity scene has been displayed at Burlington Northern Park. It used to be in the band shell, but was moved to the heart of the park last year and caught the eye of a resident.
…regular posting will resume tomorrow. Or, rather, that the current changes to the schedule keeps us here and recovering from the Plague, and not traveling which dear God I don’t want to do now. I just want to sleep.
The Christmas whirl. The wrapping, the visits, the last-minute food purchases, the road trip, and the constant need to not snap like a brittle twig under the strain. I’m not a devotee of Festivus, but I can see where that holiday might appeal to people…
Most Americans view Christmas as a time to consider such lofty things as peace on earth and good will toward men.
Not MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who actually devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation…
Seriously? Is this what happens when you don’t have anybody to go home to? I spent Christmas Eve bringing up the gifts while my wife planted the candy canes, and if I was thinking about politics for any significant amount of time then I don’t remember it. And I can’t say that I’m worse off for that. (more…)
…This is pretty much the start of Christmas for the family: the in-laws arrive tomorrow, and it all doesn’t really end for us until the Sunday after Christmas. So if I appear grouchy, harried, incoherent, or just plain zoned… I am, and this is why.
Happy holidays for everyone so inclined to celebrate them.
PS: Posting will be – I dunno. Could be light. Could be heavy, as a form of distraction. Guess we’ll find out!