the photo not the xmas tree

More Holiday AUs
  • “I’ve been caroling in this neighborhood for years, and if you think I’m going to let some two-bit amateur and their friends take over my turf, they’ve got another thing coming” AU
  • “I found the perfect Xmas tree, let’s go. No. Don’t turn around. They’re not yelling at us. They’re not saying ‘we stole their tree” they’re saying they love our xmas tree. JUST PUT THE TREE IN THE TRUCK AND GO GO GO.” AU
  • “i work at the wrapping counter in the mall and you work as an elf at the santa photo place and our departments hate each other. ” AU
  • “i’m tired of people forgetting about Hanukkah. I’M GOING TO TAKE DOWN THAT CHRISTMAS AND MAKE INTO A HANUKKAH TREE WHO’S WITH ME” AU
  • “this is the third year in a row i’ve been in jail on Christmas. thanks for giving me the nice cell this year. ‘preciate it.” AU
  • “someone new moved into the house next door and they really take christmas decorating seriously but if they think their house is going to be better than mine than they’ve got another thing coming” AU
  • “i accidentally walked into the wrong holiday party and everyone is pretending they know me SOMEONE HELP ME GET OUT OF HERE” AU
  • “my car is snowed in at my parents house and you’re the dumb plow driver that did the deed. come back here and get me out” AU

Christmas Book Haul 2015 🎇

Thank you so much to my family and friends for giving me almost exclusively books for Christmas. They know me well! 📖

Now I just have to decide which one to read first…

Ghaaa! The cats keep posing and looking cute with the Christmas decoration, I have no time to relax cause there are so many photo opportunities!! Aaahh!

Clearly Blake has already grasped the whole concept of Christmas Presents under the tree (despite this being his first time) and spread himself generously across and on top of all the gifts to emphasize his claim. 


1) Paratacamite, Tenorite | Locality: Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy Photo Copyright © Enrico Bonacina

2) Pyrite Fossil Crinoid & Shell | Locality: Rettigheim, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Photo Copyright © e-rocks

3) Ruizite  | Locality: Christmas Mine, Arizona, United States  Photo Copyright © Rob Lavinsky/

4)  Torbernite | Locality: Ayeron, France Photo Copyright © Rob Lavinsky/

Happy Holiday Season To Everyone!


End of Christmas party.
The last retreating.
Mantle of silence already extended.

Now empty plaza
It appears cooler
this winter night.

Christmas tree by its size,
It remains the presence
most striking in the street.

Its colorful and flashing lights,
They continue to rejoice,
but only the lonely plaza.

No more children.
the few adults still present,
rushed pass in stride.

Without looking to either side.
With blank faces
perhaps not have it noticed.

So steeped are
in their day-to-day, in their problems.
Forget to appreciate the beauty around them.

If you are not one of these.
then congratulations .
So we are already at least two.



‘scuse the photo quality/weird colour - i had to use flash because there is no such thing as natural light here anymore. it is dark and grey and cold and wet. blurgh.

anyway, trying to coax myself into a festive mood with festive embroidery… i always forget that i don’t like turkey work until it’s been trimmed. i nearly gave up several times on stitching the tinsel. i think i’m going to add some sequins and buttons as baubles and then…. i have no idea what to do with it.