Monday, December 25, 2006
xmas dispatch from the freese family farm
(me, out back)
I am sitting here on Xmas morning watching Live With Regis and Whatever Her Name Is. I am doing this because I believe that, as a reminder of the true reason for the season, I should start of Xmas morning with a glimpse of what hell might be like. (Kidding. While my personal spiritual beliefs are not a matter for discussion on this blog, I will say that if I did believe there was a hell that featured morning television playing in an eternal loop for the damned, it would not be this show but rather The View.)
The trip back to the farm has been fun. I spent some time yesterday scouting the area from the top of my dad's old sheep trailer:
I spent time with my great niece:
And, because I have learned that keys to psychologically successful trips home are preparation and assertiveness, I made sure I had appropriate dress for playing the role of adjudicator should any disputes of protocol break out as the family was opening presents:
Merry Xmas, all!