Night Lights

Today I’m thankful for twinkle lights.

I don’t decorate for Christmas.  I never have.  I don’t have anywhere to store decorations and everything I put up, I have to take back down.

I changed my mind this year.  I’m honestly not sure why.  Whether because it’s been a shitty year for the world, or I’m done being contrary about this particular thing, or something else entirely I really don’t know.  What I’ve done is minimal and very much in keeping with the rest of my fairly spartan home but it looks nice.  I even bought a timer for the lights so they’ll turn off if I forget to unplug them in the morning.

When I was growing up we’d drive around to see how different neighborhoods decorated.  There was generally an even split between white and multicolor lights.  I’ve always preferred the colourful version, so that’s what I bought for myself.  I hope you enjoy them even if you don’t decorate.

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It’s Just Scrummy

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Today I’m thankful for rugby.

I played rugby union at university.  I can be described as “stubby” so the pack was really the only place for me.  I can take a hit but I will never be a sprinter.  Previously I’d swum for a number of years.  Looking at the bottom of a pool grew tedious.  I try to stay active and rugby sounded like fun.  It was very different than any other sport I’d tried.  I had a ball (pun intended) and met many lovely people.  I have great stories and learned a few very, very rude songs.  My dodgy shoulder is dodgy because of an actual old rugby injury.