Thursday, December 25, 2014

Getting a Warm Feeling

I should be singing I'm Dreaming Of a Wet Christmas, or maybe It Might As Well Be Spring. It was raining when we woke up, and the snow we've gotten so far has mostly melted. It's really very much like a New Hampshire Spring.

But although Christmas wasn't white, it was very nice. Despite having to replace the washer/dryer, we managed to take advantage of some deals and upgrade some of our electronics. William, by virtue of big improvements at school, earned a special kind of laptop called a Chromebook to use in class. Daniel got his first computer, and I got a Kindle, which I am using to write this post.

Karen and I will also be getting something called  a Chromebox, which is the non-laptop version of William's Chromebook that will replace a lot of the various boxes we now use to watch TV.

It wasn't all about electronics, though. As its usual for the Brooks Bunch food was a major there this holiday. Not only did we all pitch in and prepare some wonderful grub, but we gave food-oriented gifts as well. Tom got a sushi kit from William, and William got an icing spatula and a family cookbook by the Cake Boss. I got a copy of Tim Ferris' book The Four-Hour Chef, which isn't really as much about cooking as it is about learning.

So the good eating is unlikely to end with the holidays. But it seems the warm weather will; predictions show a return to temperatures more in keeping with the season toward the end of the boys' vacation.

But that's probably good timing for me; once the boys are back in school, I can hunker down and write. And if my office gets too cold, I can grab my Kindle and park myself close to the heater, and still get my work done.

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