Time Flies

[Editor’s note: For purposes of contextual coherence, it may be useful to know that this post originally appeared on the manually-edited homepage of synthetik.org before being folded into this blog. -KM]

I didn’t realize how busy I’ve been until I jumped on here and found that the last news item posted was dated nearly a month ago. Christmas has snuck up quickly on our household (well, at least it has on me), and I’ve found myself caught once again in my ritual of procrastination-induced powershopping at the last minute. Tabitha, of course, finished her shopping weeks ago. I was so hoping that her time-management skills would rub off on me somehow.

Anyway, much has happened since the last update. Most exciting was that Kristopher got to have his picture taken with Santa Claus! He fared much better on his visit with Santa than his parents. Tabitha and I both bawled our eyes out, but Kristopher just sat there and tried to figure out what was going on. He had such a bewildered look on his face that he barely managed a slight smile for the photo.

The second movie of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, “The Two Towers,” was released Wednesday, December 18th, and Tabitha and I were there at 9:30pm to see it. Unlike when I watched the first film, “The Fellowship of the Ring,” I was actually able to read most of the book before I saw TT. Reading the book first made it easier for me to follow the plot in the film, but it also allowed me to notice things that had been omitted or changed. Tabitha and I still enjoyed it, though (her especially since she was seven months pregnant last time around).

We hope that you all have a safe and happy holiday season. Always endeavor to keep the true meaning of Christmas in your heart so that you do not get lost in the blatant commercialism.