Thursday, December 27

post christmas

Even though it seems I've done nothing this week, it appears I've run out of time to write a proper post. So here is a taste of what I've been doing instead...

Here in the southwest, we light candles and stick them in sand-weighted paper bags. Don't ask.

But they do look kinda pretty. And I think they are the best Christmas tradition ever.

Earlier that day, Keeper and I took a hike by the river to collect the aforementioned sand. I filled my backpack, while Keeper kept a lookout for park rangers.

Major props to Little Gen, who hand folded one hundred paper lunch sacks for the cause. Again, Keeper was busy keeping a lookout for...pretty much anything.

Then this happened.

At some point in time, I ate these delicious pancakes.

And Keeper took a nap.

Hope you did as little as I did this year. See you in the next...



  1. Love the pictorial post! Glad it was a low-key Christmas for you. By the way...when I saw your patio table and chairs I thought you had set this shot up on my back porch...same color stucco and same patio set! Good taste.

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  3. Loved the trip down your pictorial Christmas! And "lumiatitoasts" are the best!

  4. How I love luminarias. An even funner tradition, I suspect, if you are dodging park rangers with illicit sand. May the New Year bring you abundant light from paper bags and other sources. Hugs to you, Gen, and Keeper.