I'm spending a lot of time communing with nature. I sure did miss nature. There was no nature in Paris unless you counted the rodents and the nasty-ass pigeons and the wild poo piles dotting the sidewalks.
I especially love to dangle in nature
but sometimes being in nature is hard work
Our Christmas was a smashing success. Here are two of my early-on favorite moments --
1.) Meeting my Texas sister at baggage claim.
I hadn't seen her since our meet-up in Rome, where we hung out with Italian Wine Guy and learned the fine art (a.k.a. insane free-for-all) of Italian driving and parking. Ugh, that memory just made me miss Europe so now I have to crawl into a corner and gently rock myself back and forth.
and 2.) Meeting my Al at baggage claim. Can't get enough baggage claim!
The picture is blurry because I was in a hurry to throw myself at his manliness. I hadn't seen him in eight days and was pleasantly surprised to discover I still miss him when he's not around. So weird!
Our Christmas together proved something I've always suspected about our family; something is way off with the womenfolk--
That's me and my Aunt Wyoming and a mean-spirited little T-Rex on a stick we called
Mr. T. said Texas sister was hungry
Someone explain to me how the hell she is doing thatThankfully, the family menfolk are their usual level-headed selves and are keeping us grounded --
My sister and aunts and cousins have left but my in-laws have just arrived. It's a non-stop revolving door of fun and excitement in Colorado.
more nature, but with less tree dangling
We'll be back home in Seattle this weekend. Then I'll be free to blog and obsess about getting the goddamn house because we're homeless as of February 1st when we get kicked out of our temporary housing. 2012 is starting off so exciting!
Mr. T says "YOU HUNGRY NOW,"