I lamented last year around Christmastime that Texas isn’t exactly the most “idyllic” of settings for Winter positioned holidays. Now, you all know I’ve never really been one to let a silly thing like scorching hot temperatures keep me from expressing my holiday cheer and have oft been found with enough saltwater seeping from my pores to float a mid-sized barge but, damnit, it’s December and you can pry that soggy paisley scarf from around my neck only AFTER I’ve passed out from severe dehydration (and even then there might be some lingering synapses, so perhaps the “cold, dead hands” metaphor is a bit more apropos) [long sentence much?]. I’m also pretty sure my good friend, Television, agrees with me:
Modern Family’s Cam and Jay (my favorite plutonic May/December relationship) from the 2011 Christmas episode
from The New Adventures of Old Christine
This year there really wasn’t much to complain about because it was quite chilly (proportionally) and there was a fire in full blaze when I got to uncle Sid’s house in Lufkin. My fraternal grandparents had driven down from Midland and mom and dad had come over from Crockett for the festivities. I kinda took the day off from taking any pictures so Sid was kind enough to send me a couple of family shots!
Pheobe, Sid, Catherine, Liz, Hannah
Grandmother, Granddad, Mom, Dad and I
Artist: Barbra Streisand / Album: A Christmas Album