For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
At 7:30 am, the temperature was 3°F, but -13°F with windchill. So Ian and I waited until 10:00 to go out, when the temperature had skyrocketed to a balmy 10°F. Naturally, the perfect opportunity to try out The Christmas Hat:
It performed beautifully: Soft and fuzzy inside, but completely blocked the cutting wind. My head stayed very warm, warmer than the rest of me, actually. Jane, an excellent gift all-round! Thank you!
And, in the interest of showing Christmas presents in their final environments, here is a really nice hanging that Deborah made for us (originally as a “welcome home to Seattle” gift, alas), in the handy-dandy spot I found for it:
Today Ian and I obtained a new bedside clock for me, as the seven-year-old one I had been using refused to work when I tried to set it on Tuesday. We also bought a couple of sweaters for Ian, since I’ve managed to shrink most of his sweaters over the last year. Lastly, we bought a really cool new phone set to replace the incredibly irritating $20 ticking* cordless phone we’ve had for a couple years. The new phone set includes a corded base set with an answering machine and two wireless handsets that are tied into the base set.
If anybody wants two free, working cordless phones, let me know…
* I think it’s all the WiFi and other cordless phones in the apartments around us — and in our apartment — interfering. Ian doesn’t even hear the ticking, but he’s always game for new electronics.