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Waiting For Christmas

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more! (Dr. Seuss)
After I submitted my research papers this fall semester, Kepi and I got busy with decorating our home.  Here's our Christmas Tree. This year, I decided to bake cookies and muffins as gifts for our neighbors.  These are the chocolate chip cookies. Blueberry Muffins with crumbs. After they've cooled down, I packed them in Christmas boxes with candy stripes liners. Each neighbor got ten chocolate chip cookies and four muffins. I love the candy stripes liners. This is the set up of our dining table. I think we're ready for our Christmas dinner. Simple centerpiece - a red lamp and jars of red and silver ornaments.

Yes, I've been so excited for this year's Christmas.  I have so many reasons to be excited. First, I am getting nearer my one year re-birthday for my bone-marrow transplan…

Friday In Pictures

Quiet day in the office today, so I took a short walk and a long lunch.

Below are my pictures of the day.

Leafless at Lafayette Park.
Clouds hover over The White House.
This guy stopped me from my walk.  He was too friendly. Perhaps he was hungry.
When I returned to the office, these gingerbread boys were waiting.  I guess it's time to have some tea.

A Thanksgiving Update

Today is the last day of fall semester. It's been a tough journey.
After my class tonight, I really should start writing my final paper on Russian Revolution and start enjoying the Christmas season. Besides, I still have cards to write, gifts to wrap and shop orders to take care of.


 Snow ushered quietly the day before Thanksgiving. We had a quiet dinner at home, and Kepi cooked a perfect Turkey.
 After our Thanksgiving dinner at home, we visited Brigit's house to have more Turkey and Filipino treats. Here's Kepi attacking the Turkey again.
 Ridiculous! This is how the mall looked like on Thanksgiving evening. People were out shopping.
 Black Friday! Kepi and I love the bargains on Black Friday.  We did hit our favorite shops. The lines weren't that bad. I was able to get some sweaters and movies. I'll start watching these movies once this semester ends.
 I also bought a Santa to put near the fireplace. It was so funny because people were looking at me and Santa ri…