I’m back here at the ends of the earth — my visit home, although brief, went really well and my trip back was as smooth as can be expected for so long a journey. Since our Christmas tree was rejected by our shipping system because the box was too big, I brought a four foot tree back with me in my suitcase, since I refuse to not have Christmas cheer just because we’re here. The shatterproof ornaments that we ordered were already waiting here, and although they do look better than what I would have expected from plastic ornaments, I have to say that our selection of decorations here is a little on the ghetto side. Our apartment looks a wee bit like a dorm room decorated for Christmas — a random hodge podge of decorations and lights strung up on the wall, but at least it’s festive! Here are some pictures:
The mini tree

Random snowflakes