Sunday, December 23, 2012


Isn't she pretty? I haven't seen a dawn for a long time. I'm not a morning person. But I got up early to go to the DMV to get a new driver's license.

Unfortunately, this was Thursday. And Friday, the day of our flight to visit my family in Utah for Christmas, was wet, windy, and bad enough weather that SFO cancelled a hundred flights, ours included. Seeing as it was the 21st, there wasn't anything unbooked for a 250 mile radius (ok, 1 seat on a flight out of Fresno... a 3 hour drive away).

I did a quick check into driving, but the same storm causing problems was also dumping heavy snows in the Sierras. Love Monkey says they've since closed that freeway. I've learned my lesson, don't fly in or out of SFO for anything time-dependent.

So. Christmas at home. Which I usually vastly prefer (mmm, not a fan of airports, especially during busy seasons) but there is that still-moving-in-feel here. We're still coping with reducing Box Mountain.

That's my living room. It's gotten slightly better since then.

Although we just unearthed a box of the Love Monkey's old Star Wars toys.

The Rancor says that in this season of sugared goodies, please remember the importance of oral hygiene.

The Rancor also knows how to party.

Holiday season, an excellent time to devour fruity drinks and tootsie rolls.


kitten said...

My stepdaughter got JackJack a plush wampa with a removable velcro arm for Christmas. Star Wars rules. I'm sorry you couldn't get out of town, but I bet you could chuck a green sheet over that stack of boxes and have a festive atmosphere. ;)

Knittripps said...

Merry Christmas! Make the most out of your holiday at your new home and enjoy not traveling!

Cookie said...

Be thankful you don't live in the valley. Fog shuts everything down out here. I'm sorry you were stuck at home but I'm sure it was for the best. Sounds like you found the cool toy box. :D

Carrie K said...

Excellent decorating choices.

We flew out at 6am on Thursday. I was worried the storm would cancel it but I guess it held off a day. SFO is usually okay, the worst is fog. Well, except I usually fly out of Oakland.

So are you all urban-acclimated? Been to the Embarcadero yet?