Monday, January 3, 2011


So, we are finally coming out of our end of the year hibernation. Nothing like 18 inches of snow to make you feel like burrowing into a hole and going to sleep until May.

Christmas was a wonder. The kids had a magical time. The trees and the decorations finally came down today. It was bittersweet to pack all the pretty things away, especially the personalized ornaments that the little ones made this year.

There is still the smell of Christmas in the air though. I expect to be sweeping up pine needles for weeks.

Random query I have after the classic Rankin/Bass animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was viewed in my house at least 20 to 30 times since October;  was everyone always so mean to Rudolph? How come I never picked up on just how brutal and cranky Santa is when I watched the show every year as a kid? After he tells Rudolph's Dad that he should be ashamed of himself because Rudolph's nose glows red?  Ack!

Santa should be on the naughty list just for being such a jerk.

Fortunately, the Rudolph dvd was slyly tucked away with the Christmas lights this week. I think we can all have a greater appreciation of it's classic nature if we only view it during the holidays. Not in February.

Now, if I could just make the dvd of Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel magically disappear the New Year will definitely be off to a good start.