Saturday, December 19, 2009
Finally made it to the end of the semester so now I can enjoy Christmas shopping and hanging out with friends. I do have a few more finals to grade but I think I can knock them off in one day.
We've been drinking various holiday brews at get-togethers with friends and eating cookies, getting fun cards with pictures and lettters, and making lots of trips to the post office. The only thing we're missing is snow, which I hear we'll get plenty of when we get to D.C. on Thursday. Instead we still have to water our plants out on the patio as the drought and warm weather persist. The natives only know icicles of the plastic and electrified variety. The neighbors don't rake snow, but fallen palm fronds from their roofs. California, ha ha ha!
(These pictures are from our Memorial Day 2008 backpacking trip in King's Canyon N.P.)