We were at the local Safeway and saw a couple with a little boy who looked exactly the way I (and MoBob) had imagined Bassou to look like - chocolate au lait with Mediterrean-Asian features. He was even wearing the little hand-knit leggings that Moroccan babies sometimes wear.
The senior person at work told me that I was "tech savvy." That made me smile since I don't tweet or anything.
On Saturday we met up with our ever-diligent home teachers at the local hardware store to pick up a Christmas tree. We weren't as organized as the lady who brought a tape measure but we still ended up with a lovely tree.
After a long nap we went to see the annual Parade of Lighted Boats for the first time. We arrived just in time to see the first boat leisurely sail in as well as the gaily lit boats in the marina. The plaza was anchored by a large Christmas tree surrounded by smaller trees and from each corner of the roof was a fake snow machine.
I missed church because of another long nap so we headed straight to Catholic University for the annual Fil-Am Christmas show. Paskong Pinoy this year was strangely indifferent and lethargic and sadly plagued by technical problems. The only interesting addition this year was a performance by Jason Ignacio, whom we'd see a couple of times before. I don't think modern dance appealed to everyone in the audience but his piece was sincere and heartfelt. Also, we saw a real live huge camel when we exited the student center.