I took a break from blogging yesterday. I could have posted this one then, but I just hate to get into too deep of a rut. Having set some sort of record (for me) by posting for 32 days in a row (as well as 40 of the last 41 days), I decided to get the monkey off my back.
Besides I’m sick.
Just in time for Christmas, I came down with one of the worst colds that I’ve ever had. My head was so stuffed that I could barely brush my teeth because the only way that I could breathe was through my mouth. Just try simultaneously brushing and breathing sometime.
I did manage to hang in — sort of — through both Christmas Eve and Day despite my maladies and despite the absence of that modern convenience that we take for granted — running water. Indeed, in a nod to the Ghost of Christmas Past, the kids’ hot water tank blew on Thursday and spewed 45 gallons of water all over the place. So … the water to the house had to be shut off and the earliest that workmen could come to install a new heater was by noon on Christmas.
I would say that making do without running water and therefore being unable to flush toilets was a wonderful link with the past, but, although it might have been a link, it was anything but wonderful, let me tell ya. That Ghost of Christmas Past is a mean one.
However, the much friendlier Ghost of Christmas Present also paid us a visit, for Cuppa’s prize gift was certainly far removed from the past days of nostalgia.
Look Amma: A New Laptop!
This was Cuppa’s first brand new computer ever! In the past, she’s made do with my hand-me-downs, but I felt I had to bite the bullet because her (and my) old one was on its last metaphorical legs.
She was soon making way for the grandkids, however.
Fortunately, they got their own new laptops — sort of — so Amma was able to get back to her play work.
Then, in a nod to the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come, the kids decided to get Buppa up to futuristic speed.
Naturally, I’ll be boring Blogdom with more Christmas pics for a few days. It’s what I do. 🙂