A Pleasant Christmas

We’re relaxing this afternoon after Christmas morning. My son is flying a small RC helicopter around the flat, and trying out the eeePC. He also got the 1 gig jumpdrive he requested. My daughter just registered her new Webkinz pet into its virtual world, and added some holiday furniture to its virtual residence. Good clothes were received by all, and I have a nice, tiny 120 gb usb drive to use for backups.

There were more traditional gifts as well– sewing gear requested by my daughter, a wood Roman crossbow my son has already built (and shot me with). A model car to be built, a scooter for my daughter, several books both kids wanted, art supplies, and crackers, of course. The main gifts between Steph and I were the 13 week evening sailing courses and week-long cruises with the British Offshore sailing school in May and June.

We made some “thank you” videos on the eeePC, but I’ve been too lazy to track down a way to convert the OGG files to something more cross-platform before emailing them off. Steph is prepping the Christmas ham, and this evening we plan to watch the “African Queen” together for fun. It was pouring rain outside today, but we still hiked to West End Green and then back to Hampstead High Street, where the Starbucks was open so we read there for an hour and enjoyed the holiday music.

Tomorrow, Boxing Day! :)

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