End of Halloween

I always put the pumpkins outside of the gate to rot after Halloween has ended.  They are a reminder to me of the passage of time.  Time goes quickly and the pumpkins slowly rot to nothing until the next Halloween is just around the corner.

New Year’s Morning 2017

It is 6:49 AM on the first day of 2017.  I woke up much later than usual not due to staying up until midnight or drinking too much:  I woke up later than usual from a busy day hiking, playing with the boys then having three small champagne glasses of Louis d’Estree Sparkling Méthode Traditionnelle Dry.

We took advantage of Netflix’s on-demand streaming countdown and went with Skylander (above).  My oldest didn’t seem too excited by the whole ordeal  but it will be a good memory to look back upon – thanks Netflix!

Christmas Eve 2016

Christmas Eve 2016, so full of magic made even more-so by the excitement of my oldest son.  I wish I could have written a long post on this night but I was too exhausted from the party we had just had.  I also spent some time speaking with an old friend and his wife.  Since I archive all of my old pictures and momentos from my past I was able to make a folder with our childhood pictures and send him the link as a Christmas present.

Frosty the Snowman’s route to North Pole

Since it is near Christmas we’ve been watching a lot of Christmas specials.  As almost everyone in the USA knows, the main Christmas specials are the 60s versions of Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Frosty the Snowman 1969

In Frosty the Snowman, Karen and Frosty try to buy a ticket to the North Pole so Frosty won’t melt.  The clerk being suddenly awakened proceeds to put together a very long route for them to take with a number of transfers involved.