So I survived another Christmas season. I got many presents, ate many cookies and got to see most of my extended family over a three day period. (And I wonder why I don’t feel relaxed when I am on ‘vacation’).
The highlight of visiting my cousins was their new puppy, Nittany (named after the Penn State mascot). That dog is just a pile of fur and energy which literally bounces off of walls. (Quite different than my own dog Ebony who is now 11). I guess that will change with age.
Of all the presents that I got this Christmas I think my favorite present was this pair of noise canceling headphones. They reduce outside noise so much that you canâ€™t tell when people are talking to you. Unfortunately they run on AAA batteries which is somewhat annoying as I don’t usually keep them around and they are somewhat expensive.
The only disappointing part of this vacation has been the skiing. Since we got up here, Seven Springs has only had 3 slopes open and it looks like it is only getting warmer as New Year’s weekend approaches. Despite the poor conditions, my brother and I still went snowboarding a couple of times. Which was all well and good until yesterday when I managed to catch an edge and fall flat on my backside. Unfortunately I can’t really walk straight at the moment but hopefully that will change over the next few days.