Christmas Day 2018

It is Christmas Day 2018 at 6:25 AM.  Usually I like to write a Christmas Eve post to reflect on Christmases past and the magic that comes only on that night but I have caught a cold and wasn’t feeling too well.

I just ran myself too ragged:  we took a trip to Lake Tahoe and went snowboarding/skiing for a couple of days with our friends the Denmans.  After skiing it was then lots of food and wine usually followed by a poor nights sleep.  The altitude, extreme exhaustion and of course the wine all contribute to not sleeping well and so you’re never really recovered from the day before.

Christmas morning 2017

It is 6:00 AM on Christmas morning, 2017.  I had planned on writing this post in the quiet morning before everyone awoke but my eldest woke up at 4:30 AM and is very excited so no chance on getting him to go back to sleep.  So here I sit, in front of the T.V. fireplace while my son watches his iPad and we give my wife and other son some more time before we are obliged to wake them up to open presents.

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.