Mondoville Christmas

It’s gray and rainy outside this afternoon, but a very quiet, comfortable Christmas chez Mondo. The turkey is cooking, the spouse and Spawn are relaxing and reading, and I’ve been leafing through one of today’s goodies, Richie Unterberger’s Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers while listening to Beyond the Beat Generation‘s streaming audio. (Of course, I also greatly appreciate the gift from the Gormogons — and wrapping it in John Gower’s shroud was a nice touch as well, fellas. Thanks, and say Tekeli-li to the Tcho-Tchos for me.) Jasmine, Hound of the Basketballs, is snoozing on the sofa, her snores occasionally drifting across the room. Other than a brief frenzy when the Spawn discovered an iPad under the tree, it’s been a calm, quiet Christmas, our third spent in Mondoville, although this is our ninth year here.

I think the quiet is its own kind of gift, and I mentioned on facebook that we find gifts in unlikely places, like mangers in Bethlehem. Earlier in my life, I certainly wouldn’t have imagined Christmas in Mondoville, but gifts are where you find them, and I’m grateful. I hope you have found what you need as well.


About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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5 Responses to Mondoville Christmas

  1. Don says:

    Which Kaleidoscope does Unterberger write about, the California band or the British one?

  2. Huck says:

    Merry Christmas, ProfMondo.

  3. The Tcho-Tchos say hello.

    Also, they appear to have eaten the holly wreath you had up on the outside of the house.

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