Friday, December 22, 2006

Jack Frost chillin, the orchas out? And that's what Christmas is all about*

*Nothin says the holidays like Run DMC

(I would be remiss if I didn't mention the passing of one of my all-time favorite blogs. I'll miss you lah.)

So another year in the books. I wish I had a specific reason as to why I haven't blogged for over a month. Basically I had nothing to say. I continued to read other bloggers and even commented on a few posts.

Work is fine. I was in California for the first week of December which always helps my seasonal affective disorder. I can't complain too much as the weather's been comparatively mild. I'm sure now that I said that the temperature will drop about forty degrees.

The house is all decked out for Christmas and the shopping is almost done. I've always had an artificial tree growing up. The tree my parents still put up every year is the one they purchased when my little sister Dr J was in kindergarten. We joke that every year my parents have to do surgery on its poor fake limbs and stick the little bunches of greenery back on the pathetic branches. After about 15 years my sisters and I complained that the amount of tinsel my parents used to hide the bare spots was at the very least a fire hazard. Now the little Charlie Brown tree is synonymous with Christmas to me. Ever since D and I moved into this house we've gotten a real tree every year. This year D tried to convince me that we should start a tradition of going out to some tree farm and cutting down our own tree. Why? I hate the cold. Why would my born-in-a-tropical-climate ass want to stand out in snow and windchill to cut down a tree that's going to be in our house for all of 3 weeks?


Our 9 foot tree

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My mom, who never ever asks for anything (ever) actually had a wishlist this year. We're giving her an iPod Video which completely blew any sort of budget that we had but I don't care. Mom's requests are like Haley's Comets; they only occur once in a blue moon.

I leave you with the best wishes for the holidays and a very Happy New Year from my family to yours.



Blogger Wandernut says...

It's surreal to see your kids grow up like this on your blog.

Merry Christmas Minty dear.
Miss you!

Sat Dec 23, 08:15:00 AM CST  
Blogger Seashells says...

Holiday greetings and best wishes for a very happy new year to you and your family as well. :)

Sat Dec 23, 02:06:00 PM CST  
Blogger Madame Mahima says...

hey hey minty...glad to see you back..i got worried there for a while
merry christmas to you and the family..and i hope all of you have a lovely new year ahead!
ps - i was heartbroken at jay leaving too...but shh dont tell him i said that.

Mon Dec 25, 04:27:00 AM CST  

WELCOME BACK!!! I don't like it when good bloggers go away. :( That goes for your recent hiatus *AND* Jay's decision to abandon us.

Wed Dec 27, 07:17:00 AM CST  
Blogger Beks says...

hey! hey! hey! Too late to wish you Merry Christmas but hope you have a wonderful New Year! Missed you a lot!

Fri Dec 29, 09:43:00 AM CST  
Blogger Me says...

Happy New Year, Mint!!!

Fri Dec 29, 04:45:00 PM CST  
Blogger Akkare says...

your kids are sooooo cute...and your daughter looks like a little devil!

Sat Dec 30, 05:22:00 AM CST  
Blogger Akkare says...

meant the last bit as a complement! (though it may not sound so)

Sat Dec 30, 05:23:00 AM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous says...

Lovely tree...glad you had a good Christmas! :-)

Sat Dec 30, 03:58:00 PM CST  
Anonymous Penny Lane says...

Happy New Year :-)

Tue Jan 02, 08:36:00 PM CST  
Blogger shakester says...

happy new year, mint!
love the photo of the kids, and the other one on flickr as well....:)

Wed Jan 03, 07:29:00 AM CST  
Blogger Tartrazina says...

HNY Mint!!! i got side tracked from your post the other day (thanx to Jay!) but back today :) good luck and cheerses to 2007!

Mon Jan 08, 12:11:00 AM CST  
Blogger suemamma says...

ooh, lovely pictures. Happy New Year to you and your family Mint!

Sat Jan 13, 07:45:00 AM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous says...

Hello mint,
Happy New Year.
I chanced up onto your website while i was looking for a recipe for mint chutney.(yeah! i know you must be thinkinking not again..) and some how I started to read your blog.Anyhow to cut a long story short I was hooked. I really like your prose style and I just wanted to tell you keep up the good work.Anyway I just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year again.
Bye for now.

Sat Jan 20, 06:59:00 PM CST  
Blogger shakester says...

ok. its been....a month. Ms Chutney, wherert thou?

Mon Jan 22, 11:39:00 PM CST  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

I'm here! *waves at everyone*

Unfortunately I don't really have anything interesting to say. Maybe we can just start a conversation in the comments section. Sort of a blog within a blog.

Tue Jan 23, 09:19:00 AM CST  
Blogger Beks says...

ha ha tag you're it...

Thu Jan 25, 02:33:00 AM CST  
Blogger GettingThereNow says...

Hey Mint! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. You better come up with something to write as we are beginning to miss you here :)

Wed Jan 31, 03:42:00 PM CST  

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