I can see my desk!

Holy crap! I can’t even remember the last time I was able to see my desk! I’ve been doing Christmas cards–for the first time since my mom died, so it’s kind of a big deal to me–and my hand is tired from writing out addresses and Merry-Christmasses, so I was looking for labels with my return address. You know the ones–they’re usually sent by charitable organizations looking for donations, and you open the envelope and think, Oh cool, these’ll come in handy someday, as you throw the rest of the contents away, and you put the labels in a drawer somewhere. Then, when someday arrives, like today, you go looking for those labels and can’t find them anywhere! I swear they have little sensors on them that self-destruct when you ignore the plea for a donation. But on the bright side, my desk is, while not clean, a hell of a lot clearer than it’s been in years.

Yesterday, as I mentioned, I put up the Christmas tree. Last night, when I returned from the tree lighting ceremony in Old Town Pasadena and the Festival of Lights at Griffith Park, I put it up again–didn’t take the cats long to knock that sucker down! At least they didn’t break anything this time. I’ve moved it to the middle of the room, where hopefully they won’t be as likely to knock it down. It was still up when I awoke this morning, so that’s a plus–although two ornaments were knocked down.

I have more cards to write out, so I leave you with one of my favorite displays from the Festival Lights:

Putting the fire out at the Observatory

And if you’d like a holiday card and you have my email address, send me your snail mail! I’ve got a bazillion cards and not nearly enough addresses to go with them! 😀

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