The lull between

As always, Christmas has an anti-climactic overall feeling at the end. We had Christmas this morning – Ash’s family makes piles for your gifts then they go around one at a time to watch everyone open one gift – and it was a lot of fun. I feel like I didn’t give enough, especially since they gave me a ton.( Without trying to sound greedy and materialistic I got: ER season 4, King Kong, socks, GC to Office Depot, a rugged professional grade knife set, scrapbooking kit, caligraphy set, some oils and juices [bath stuff], wet/dry vac for the Element, Severence [Bob Butler’s latest], and the piece de resistance: an iGroove by Klipsch.) Yeah,  I am way spoiled. I didn’t even list the stuff my parents got me. That was just Ash’s family. I don’t know how to feel about getting loaded up with such gifts. I guess the only thing I can be is grateful.

We had a nice turkey dinner in the afternoon that was punctuated by silence. I cannot go into details but it was weird. In the afternoon we hiked up the mountains. It was a good hike and we got far before we saw a rattler and decided it was time to go home. Tomorrow we plan on doing a bit of shopping and I don’t know what else. We might rock climb some, maybe go eat at a mexican restaurant that my mother ate at long long ago. I wish I had brought my new moleskine journal with me so I yearn to write a lot in my blog but at the time, it cannot be. So I leave you now with some pictures. Enjoy.

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5 thoughts on “The lull between

  1. The knives are J.A. Henckels. Ash’s dad’s wife’s ex-husband is a chef and they are the ones he uses. What did you get (besides the 360?)

  2. Emily has some 5-star Henckels. Those are NICE.
    She wants some Globals. If she gets those, she’ll give the Henckels to me 😀

    The other stuff was Gears of War, a live subscription and some 360 accessories… a vacuum suction tool that sticks to walls and can do all sorts of things (laser level, magnetic surface, 3rd arm), a set of wood and metal files, some random stuff, and a fat check from the grandparents.

    And I bought myself a Wii. Add me to your Wii list!

  3. Oh, and I think nice Henckels have a lifetime professional sharpening service you can take advantage of. I think Emily usually sends her knives in about once a year. I believe all you have to pay for is the shipping. You might think about looking into that.

  4. I didn’t know that about the knives. It’s a 10 pieces forged set with block. It also has a hollow edge santoku. I am pretty excited about them. So far, the igroove is the coolest, just because I have always wanted to play my ipod in the living room. When we get home we’ll add your mii. 🙂

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