Saturday, November 24, 2012

What's This?

It's Christmas. Yule. The countdown to Santa. The winter holidays. Hannukah. The most wonderful time of the year and God bless us, everyone! The season has barely begun and yet we have already had a wonderful evening with friends, and the coffee commercials have begun to make me cry. In the next few days, we'll decorate.

It's New Orleans, all dressed up in her party clothes. We'll wander the streets of our city and enjoy palm trees sparkling with lights. We've already wandered through the elegant hotels and enjoyed their lights and trees and wreaths.

It's home. Lithus and I get to spend the holidays here, in our own home. Talk about an amazing gift. We moved recently. Out of the Quarter, by about six blocks ~ but lightyears away from the drunken party that is always that part of town. The buildings around us are steel, marble, and glass. Gorgeous. Our view is all city. Even still among our boxes, we keep looking at each other and saying "God, we love this apartment!" I've unpacked, for the first time since we left Washington state and hit the road. Seriously. It's been that long since I had shelves and everything was out of suitcases and boxes. Like I said, talk about an amazing gift.

There will be more, but even if these are the only gifts of the season, you won't hear me complain.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


AppsRus said...

Glad to find you back on the blog! And thanks for the clip...

MikeC said...

While I disagree that it's Christmas (the first Sunday of Advent is still a week away, after all), I am delighted about your new digs, and trust that they will be considerably quieter. Please consider posting a picture when appropriate. And spending the season together and at home? Well, as the MasterCard people say, "priceless!"

BostonPobble said...

AppsRUs ~ Being back means moving is almost done! YAY!

Mike C ~ Yes, the conflation of Advent and Christmas was a pet peeve of mine, also ~ as are "Advent calendars" that start on December 1st, but I digress. However, since it isn't Yule or Hannukah yet, either, I'm taking artistic license here. Some external pictures coming today. Internal ones would consist mostly of captions along the lines of "if you look around that pile, you'll see..." :)