Monday, January 08, 2007

Back to school

Another vacation has come and gone and I hardly feel like I got the chance to revel in it, although I must admit that Andrew and I were quite lazy and did pull a lot of late nights and consequential sleep-ins over the last few weeks.

It has been nice. However, school started this morning and leaving the house at 7:20 was made ever so much the worse because of our habit of sleeping in until, heaven forbid, 9:00. Oh, well, I suppose we had to get back to the old grinding stone eventually.

Let's see, after opening our own presents and playing around for a little bit, we spent Christmas Day at Andrew's parents' house. It was really fun, unfortunately, Andrew only snapped one picture while we were there. It's a nice picture of Uncle Matt having a little CT (contemplative time).

Please note the Christmas village in the background. It is quite extensive and stretches nearly the whole length of the room and spills onto the fireplace ledge and beyond.

After a yummy lunch of ham and potatoes, we played games. Andrew's family enjoys UNO of any type. For Christmas we got them UNO Spin, which is a new take on the UNO game. It's quite entertaining. Ironically enough, Karen also bought that game for we now have one at our place. It's fun!

On Boxing Day we took Emily ice skating with a group of her friends. They, including Andrew, were all really impressed that I had my own skates. They kept insisting that I was really good. Now, I know this is not quite truth...and I told them so. As Americans have footballs, Canadians have ice skates. It says absolutely nothing of my skating abilities.

However, I must say that I didn't fall over once. Andrew fell 5 times. I caught some on film. It was classic. Unfortunately, a lot of the pictures are blurry. I suppose that's what happens when you take pictures of moving objects while you're moving.

Sadly, we'll have few of these leisurely days this semester...

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