christmas always comes too fast – this year, with the cruise kick-starting the month of december, we didn’t have as much time to do things like baking and getting our tree up earlier. which meant less time, also, sitting around the tree. it was, i think doug, chaeli and i all agreed, something we missed.
and i’m sure hobbes didn’t like not being with us for an entire week. he was pretty insecure for about a week after we came back.
we’re trying our best to stretch out the holidays as much as we can. yesterday, was just a day of reading, playing board games and watching movies. but i asked doug if we could just quickly gather some non-perishable food items and make a quick pit-stop at a near-by community centre which red cross was using as a relief station for those who are still without power (now going on day 5).
it was the least we could do. while we have been blessed so far with hydro, just no land-line for our phone (no big deal – we still have our cell phones), there’s a lot of people who not only don’t have power but can’t afford to stay in a hotel or go out to eat everyday. they may also have no family within driving distance where they can at least seek refuge for the tim being.
i am praying this will all be over soon for these people.
here’s a sampling of my christmas 2013 loot:
- Metric – Synthetica
- Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game series
- Yoga straps
- Cosby Show Season 5 and 6
- Cheese knife set
- Wye Oak – Civilian
- Jerk marinade
- Yoga Journal – 1 year subscription renewed