Thursday, December 4, 2008

Long Overdue, Christmas, and Such

I know, I know. Post already. I've heard you all loud and clear. I've just been busy with the holidays. With family. With my job. You know, busy with my life and all that nonsense. Clearly I need to remember where my priorities should be. Because anyone with a brain could tell you that staying up until far past 11 on a school night to write a blog post, (er...create photo collages for an "easier" post) is far more important than sleep. Or my sanity. As these two things seem to be intertwined in my life (everything gets sort of hazy after a mere 4-5 hours). But I'm rambling.

Anyway, I thought I'd post a few pictures since it has been a while. The first is a medley of my Christmastime lovelies. I've downloaded some great new music to my iTunes. I've purchased cinnamon pine cones (and in the process I might have snorted their intoxication--I love coming home to it). I've been shopping. I haven't wrapped a dang thing. But the Christmas decor is up and glowing and so I believe that equates to bragging rights on the blog...


The next set is from nearly two months ago. My sister and her kiddos, brother and his boys, and we singletons (Alice & myself), headed up on the tram at a nearby ski resort to the top of the highest peak. We did this before the snow flew too heavily (after a horrible day on the slopes in 7th grade I've vowed never to ski again...but that is another post). Anyway, it was a windy day. A fun day. And lately I'm missing that blue sky and bright sun. It seems I never see the sun anymore between the daylight hours at school and my little basement hovel. So, I figured I'd better get them made into some form of documentation before I just deleted them altogether from the memory card (I tend to do that a lot with pictures--ah, the beauty of digital).

These are kind of divided by adults and kids. The kids are cuter, the adults compile a bunch of funky pictures I took before my battery died. Oh, and if you can click on the kids' collage and make it bigger, be sure to notice the look of sheer horror on the kid in the left corner's face. He didn't so much like the tram. He was clinging on for dear life, poor boy. I, of course, viewed this as the perfect Kodak moment. Afterall, what are kids for if not to provide us with an endless source of cheap entertainment?

Enjoy.





And I hope to post a "real blog post" sometime. Soon. I swear. Maybe after midterms are over.

What about you? Are your Christmas pretties up? Are you missing sunlight as much as I am? Are you too struggling to fit blogging in these days? The comment addict wants to know...

10 comments:

Wemdu Pea said...

Really cute post. I love the picture thingies....but was that really the best picture you had of me? ;)

Rie Pie said...

adorable. I am falling out of the bloging spirit. I need to get on the ball.

Heidi said...

I love the picture of the shadows. Carter is really into shadows lately and he liked the picture too. Looks like you guys had fun.

Our Christmas decor is getting put up slowly and I mean sssllloooowllllyyy.

Libby said...

Very nice Christmas pretties. I love the color scheme. I am so aaargh about blogging lately. I don't know exactly what that means, but you get the idea?! I read down a few posts-love the seventeen year old romance talk. I teach sunday school to the sixteen year olds and I hear similar gibberish.

Confessions of a Music Loving Bookworm said...

what happened in 7th grade?? I would love to know. anyway, thnx for the advice with my book problem. the whole quotes.
i really do like the cold, but me and the cold aren't really friends yet. i mean i have spent the last 3 years of my life in paridise. what can i saw? I would love to go skiing though. it sounds like fun.

although i can't even ice skate very good, might need to work on my balance.

Jen said...

I don't sleep either because of my children, so luckily I can get up dark and early to comment that the decorations are lovely, and the horrified child hilarious.

I frequently find myself in blogging funks. I need to find a muse. Or get more sleep, perhaps.

pebes2 said...

rookie

where do you go to do the picture thingy's?

Love the blog keep it up!!!

Alice said...

Love it. even if my hair is sticking up ;)

As for the Christmas decor, I love the tree every year. There is something about the sparkle and Christmas lights.

Cute collages.

The Rookie said...

Pebes2, I use Photoshop Elements. It is an awesome program with a lot of versatility for everything from photograph editing to digital scrapbooking to card making, etc. Glad you like the blog.

Adele said...

Thanks for these pictures, otherwise I would never have seen them and I didn't get in on the party -- working as usual. I'm feeling sorry for myself on this one. Okay?
Momsy