Monday, December 21, 2009

Stardate 63970.98 - Charlie Brown Christmas Killed by ABC

I'm not sure if anyone watched ABC's presentation of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown, but they cut up the episode to insert more commercials. My friend Jess does a dramatic reading of a well-written letter to ABC:


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stardate 63949.62 - Trimming the Tree(s)

Last weekend we put up our tree at the beach house. We purchased trees for years in the city at exorbitant rates, and dealt with finding needles for months and months afterward. So we finally purchased an artificial tree last year. Since it was in Cheryl's parents' attic, it was easiest to just bring it over to the beach house. They and Cheryl's grandmother came over to help.

Loren did a great job helping!

Kate helped by carrying around this ornament for most of the time we spent decorating the tree.

Here is an ornament I created from a kit when I was 10 (in 1979--30 years ago).

Cheryl's Mom helped Loren make a pizza for Loren to eat for dinner after the tree was done.

The next day we went to the Yacht Club for the Trim a Tree party there, and Santa stopped by with books and toys for the kids.

Here I read Kate's Santa book to her before we left the party.