Archive for January 2011

Neighborhood lights

I’m not sure why I stopped writing here this month. I got tired, I had too many other things to do, all the usual lame-sounding excuses. No motivation. December has been a very up-and-down month for me. Wonderful Christmas Day, sucky New Year’s. Not much movie watching, but my husband has been going through the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the first time on Netflix Watch Instantly, and I’ve increasingly been sucked into watching them with him. (We’re finishing the final season right now. It is somewhat ridiculous.)

The above photo is a house in my neighborhood. I felt inspired to take photos of neighborhood holiday lights this year, perhaps in part because my neighborhood association put together a luminaria walk at the nearby school. I found out that it’s damned difficult to take successful photos of holiday lights, at least with my camera and my limited photography skill set.

But if you like that sort of thing, I have a whole Flickr set of holiday decor from this year: holiday lights, the luminaria walk, and a few photos from the house. Chip made latkes on Christmas Eve and I have a photo of that too. I missed taking a picture of our Christmas morning breakfast: latkes and bacon. Hey, we make our own holiday. And I have to say that I was really happy with the holiday we had around Christmas this year.