Yeesh, I feel like I'm always catching up these days!
I left Christmas morning for the annual pilgrimage to the homeland (San Diego where most of Mom's side of the family lives, and also stopped to see Aunt M and Uncle K in Riverside). I got back yesterday evening. I think I might actually be all caught up on sleep from the last couple weeks of staying up way too late and getting up way too early. Yay! I had a great time down south, it's always so good to see all the relatives and spend Christmas with family, though I will be the first to admit that after a few days all I want is some peace and quiet! ;-)
I have a ton of housework to do in the next day, so once again I will be spending my New Years Eve doing something really exciting, like vacuuming. Yes indeed, I'm THAT thrilling!
I'm going to really buckle down and see if I can teach myself to engrave metal here in the immediate future. I'm open to commissions in fine art or scrim, prices are not changing in 2009.
I know you want pics. Here are some pics from the trip:
The sun setting over the Pacific ocean on Christmas day. Photo taken near Camp Pendleton.
I call this "The Evil Angel." It's the tree topper on Poppa's Christmas tree, and it's evil, truly. It's older than dirt, nobody would ever make anything like this anymore. All those fine little hairlike pieces... that's glass. And it gets EVERYWHERE. I think everyone has been subjected to glass slivers at some point. I got one in my toe this year, in the guest room! Evil angel! I wish they would retire that thing.
Flamingoes at the San Diego Zoo:
Siberian Lynxes at the San Diego Zoo:
Um, I think these were New Guinea Singing Dogs. Puppies will be puppies, wild or otherwise!