Over Christmas break I went home to Minnesota again. Minnesota is called the land of 10,000 lakes, and since it’s cold in the winter it’s the best place to ice skate! My parents still live in the house I grew up in, which is only a 2 minute walk from a lake! Last year it was super cold so we didn’t do any ice skating. But this year the temperature has been right around 0 c, perfect for skating! We went out three times and we are planning to skate again on New Year’s day. Then I’ll fly back to Japan. Here’s a picture of my family with my uncle, aunt, nieces and nephews, and their dogs!
Christmas is over and the new year is almost here! To close out the year and make everything fresh for 2019, I have started to take down my Christmas decorations. During this process, however, I have discovered a little gem that I had completely forgotten about… my three-eyed Santa stocking.
I found the three-eyed Santa at Daiso. It was the last of its kind and no one wanted to buy it. At first, I couldn’t tell why, but—upon closer inspection—I discovered the secret: someone had accidentally glued an additional eye onto the felt Santa image. It was unsettling and hilarious. Obviously, I had to have it.
There is a famous song lyric about Santa’s abilities to determine if you have been naughty or nice that claims, “he sees you when you’re sleeping.” Well, this Santa DEFINITELY sees you—and not just when you’re sleeping, but ALL THE TIME.
I hope you all have a wonderful new year and remember, Santa is watching!
(Three-Eyed Santa is always watching.)