Friday, December 27, 2013


Many of us have had a bit of holiday overload by now.  My holiday was actually fine but was exacerbated by catching a cold, I think the first one I have had since I stopped working at the school. Both Frank and Ernest had it earlier, so there was no escape.  It made holiday cooking a little difficult but everyone pitched in.  We had turkey for Christmas Eve, and a recovered Ernest made lasagne for Christmas Day.

The recycling bins were also overloaded.  What part of "flatten your boxes" don't people understand?

And this overload.  It's just a small corner of a massive display that could even be seen from the freeway. They won a "best lights" award from a newspaper; the corresponding article stated it costs over $40 per night to run the lights.  At least the music was broadcasting on an fm band and not blasting the neighbors.


Gary's third pottery blog said...

40 dollars a night!

slow panic said...

i second Gary's comment!

hope you are feeling better.

Cassi Renee said...

In our community recycle bin, people don't seem to understand the concept of "don't put TVs in here".

Hmm . . . the people who own that house need to think about how less often has more impact.

Hope you're feeling better!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I'm sorry you caught that cold. :(
We finally wrote the Christmas letter here and hope to get it mailed out before New Year's Day. Oh, who am I kidding? I'd better aim for January 6th.
Glad to know I'm not the only one grouching about proper recycling. And $40 per night? Holy Moley!

PS: The cookies were DELICIOUS.