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New Year’s Eve Nostalgia

Liz and I opened a bottle of champagne on New Year’s Eve, and mostly just hung out watching TV. We were flipping around the local TV stations when it got closer to midnight, but there was nothing good on… so we ended up switching over to YouTube at some point (I honestly can’t recall the last time we actively tried to watch TV or cable outside our Playstation).

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Remnants of Christmas

After over 10 days away (visiting three families in three different cities), we finally arrived back home. I thought it was funny that in the kitchen, we still had Christmas wrapping supplies on the table.

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Holiday Mead

I got a kick out of the name, in that it seemed like something that did not really pair with the holiday season. In my head, all I could hear was someone in a death metal band growling “Merry Christmas” over and over again.

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A Lazy Day, Star Trek Kind of Day

One of the gifts I got her for Christmas was a collection of all the classic Star Trek movies (which also included TNG as well). Despite being a huge fan of Star Trek, she hadn’t seen any of the movies.

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Christmas Day in Indianapolis (2018)

I love the symmetry of this gift. A long while ago, the husband created this slide for his wife. And many years later, my wife created a print of that slide for me. I’d like to think that we are furthering a tradition here, and will continue to fill that little house with love.

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Christmas Eve in Indianapolis (2018)

Candle service, close to midnight. The lights go dim, and everyone sings “Silent Night.” There’s a part of me that wishes I could record this moment each year, as it’s quite lovely. The whole room darkens, and the candles flicker their light against the walls… and everyone sings softly, as we near the midnight hour.

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Early Christmas in Detroit, Part 3

Late in the evening, several of us took turns in the basement to wrap up Christmas gifts. With three families to celebrate with, we’re doing Christmas slightly early here tomorrow, so tonight’s the big night.

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Early Christmas in Detroit, Part 1

We rolled into Detroit a bit later than we planned, but the nice thing (and the thing I’ve een struggling to remember) is that we are officially on our holiday break. There are no strict schedules, and no timelines beyond the ones we wish to keep. If we’re running a little late, then so be it – we’ve got the time (which is still a novel concept).

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Lonely Doors

I’ve been going in to work a bit early, the last few days. This morning I happened to look over as I walked by the loading area for Treasure Island (which closed down a while ago).

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