Friday, December 24, 2010


It's 7:45 AM on Christmas Eve.  My head feels as if several gallons of tequila has passed through it in the last few hours.  If only it were so.  I guess 3 hours of sleep on a stuffed up head can illicit the same effect.

During a run of the mill normal Christmas sequence for me, today would be my holiday shopping day.  I would be up and out of the house early so I could do as much shopping before I had to open the bike shop.   But today I can breath easy.  I  had all my gift buying done by yesterday.  And last night in the dark late secretive hours down in the basement I wrapped the gifts, created and produced my Christmas card for this year, and then topped it all off with some homespun gift tags.  Had everything done by 4:00 in the A.M.

Now I can relax. 

It is indeed an odd sensation, an unaccustomed feeling being this organized.  Not just a few minutes late.  Not even a dime short.  But ahead of schedule and under budget.  Making my own cards kept me in the Black.

The card at the top of the post is a picture of me twenty years ago just after I rode to Sanford and back in a blizzard.  Why did I ride a bike in conditions many folks don't even like to drive in?  Hmm.  Good question.  For the life of me I cannot dredge up any reason why it was a good idea. 

The one below is actually a picture taken last Spring after a dusting of snow.  It looked Christmas-ee so I used it.

I hope everyone has as good a Christmas this year as I seem to be headed for.  May all your children be home to visit and your lights come down easier than they went up..

Happy Holidays......................................................


David Barber said...

Great photos, Mike. I remember you posting the second one earlier this year.

Have a Great Christmas, my friend and all the very best for 2011!!

(Did you get my email??)

The Blog Fodder said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mike. May peace, happiness, health and love fill your new year.
Thanks for all the good writing and photography. Your card is gracing my desk top as I write.

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

Merry Christmas, Mike. The snowy bike photo is da bomb, as the kids say.