So, How’s it Goin’?

Yup, it’s December. We’re heading toward the winter solstice, yours truly is a year older, and RPE has visited home from Dublin, briefly, for the holiday.

I’ve been to the Lake and to HollyCornblog and CharlieHopbrew’s house.  We had a really nice Thanksgiving gathering of family and friends here at the house, including HollyCornblog and CharlieHopbrew, who drove over from New York (HollyCornblog with her hand all bandaged up after carpal tunnel surgery). And so it goes…

Oh, and I forgot to mention, the Eagles suck! (But being from Philly and all, you really do kind of get used to that.)

Earlier this week, while I was still on vacation, I went to see a really wonderful movie with my friend Alice. (Sadly, for now, the primary mission of this blog – entertaining Alice – remains more or less on hold, as Alice has been entertaining me more than vice versa. I keep hoping to change that and become more regular about my writing here, but apparently that doesn’t happen magically. Not fair, but there’s not much I can do about it.)

So anyway, Alice and I saw this great movie called “Hugo” – Martin Scorsese film that was absolutely magical. The only bad thing about it was we had to go to the local multiplex to see it rather than to Red River theaters. I highly recommend it though – an engaging story and an absolute feast for the eyes. You have the option to see it in 3-D, and is also a regular version showing there. I highly recommend the 3-D version.

Life rolls along, doesn’t it? Caleb is growing up into a great big bruiser of a Bassador. At 7+ months, he’s made his peace with the cats, seems to understand that he’s not supposed to pee or poop in the house, has learned about chipmunks and squirrels, much to his delight, and is generally becoming a pretty responsible citizen of the family. He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s going to be going to some obedience classes in a few weeks. ChristopherCornblog will be taking him, and we anticipate that it will be a male bonding experience, extraordinaire!

I had a good span of time off, and seem to have discovered, at least judging from my most recent two vacations, that free time throws me just a bit. I think it’s a result of being so busy in my day-to-day life. When I get a break, I’m really not sure what to do with myself.  So this vacation I became obsessed with “Friday Night Lights” and am up to season 4 as I write this.  (During the summer it was Jodi Picoult novels …) Normally vacation times are more productive for me – so it can be a bit challenging to feel like I’m “wasting” time. In reality, I suspect that I really do just need to relax.

So anyway, a new month! As I said, how’s it going? Me, I’m full of new resolve. Love that feeling of starting a new month.

What will it hold? I’m thinking eggnog, for sure. Some pudding shots, too … and THAT’S definitely a tale (and perhaps a recipe) for another day!

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