December 31, 2010


And so the last day of the year came to a close. I feel far away from where I was when it began.

December 30, 2010



























It felt like we were explorers in some sort of prehistoric world.
I, of course, was wearing the wrong shoes.

December 24, 2010



























It always feels warm and cozy there. The type of house I hope to have someday.

December 23, 2010


This Christmas seems to have snuck up on me, despite buying all my presents well in advance.

December 16, 2010


Our nightly routine has a way of putting me at peace.

December 15, 2010



























I felt out of place. It will certainly be a new experience.

December 14, 2010


The phone call was unexpected and exciting. It’s not much, but it’s something.

December 13, 2010


A new routine might be necessary.

December 12, 2010


Stuffed French toast. A meandering walk. Lots of snow.

December 11, 2010


We finally finished putting it together and got it to run. The excitement and satisfaction felt the same as when I was a kid.

December 9, 2010


Sometimes I wish I had been born in a simpler era with less technology.

December 8, 2010



I told her it didn’t matter to me, but I miss the tradition.

December 7, 2010


It was perfect outside. Except I spent most of the day indoors, wrapping presents and playing board games.

December 6, 2010


The snow kept falling all day long.

December 5, 2010


Four in the morning always feels so lonely. I should sleep more.

December 4, 2010


Stomachs full of good food, cake, and wine. Surrounded by friends. Singing softly to Christmas carols being strummed on the ukulele and guitar.

December 3, 2010


Selecting and cutting down a Christmas tree in 5 minutes was an experience to remember.

December 2, 2010


I’ve been waiting all week for Friday to hurry up and get here.

December 1, 2010


The first real snow on the first day of December. It felt right.