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December 7, 2005

The Holidays in Texas

We got our tree on Sunday. We went to a tree farm, picked one out, and cut it down. The whole shebang.

It was 90 degrees. It's kind of hard to keep that whole Christmas/Solstice spirit going in 90 degrees.

Right now it's 20.

That's Texas. There's summer - that's when it's hot. That's when every day is above 90 degrees. After summer comes the time when it generally stays under 85, but every few weeks it will freeze for a day or two.

This week we get our "winter storm." We have one every December. We had ice and sleet all day long. The precipitation will be over by morning. One day. We're done.

So on that special day, we do it up big. We get out the hats, coats, boots, gloves. We make hot chocolate. We light the fire. We have something like pulled pork for dinner, which takes six hours to cook and makes the house toasty. We snuggle in for extra TV and a family movie night. Today this meant an episode of "Cosmos," and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." (Does that make us weird?)

Off for more "Firefly" ...

Posted by lynx at December 7, 2005 11:06 PM

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