Sunday, December 25, 2011

somebody shot her eye out

This year's Christmas mystery parcel did indeed turn out to be of the Nine Ladies Dancing persuasion. Sort of.

It was actually two half-ladies dancing, inside a vase. Evidently some sort of postal mishap bisected the ballerina. I'm a little concerned, because the glass vase is labelled Nine Ladies Dancing. I just hope this doesn't mean that another sixteen dancing half-ladies will eventually show up on our doorstep.

We are generally rather low-key in the gift department, and this year's bounty of gifts were right in keeping with my pragmatism. In fact, they were exactly what I had wished for.

I am particularly excited for the gift that will this year replace the annual board game. A while ago, I came across a slide projector in the basement, along with three carousels of slides from when the Offspring was a wee one. I'm looking forward to a slide viewing evening, perhaps as a precursor to the annual board game fest. I just need to fi
nd my elbow pads before the Crokinole championship begins.

The turkey has now been in the oven sufficiently long to fill the house
with crazy-making aromas. 7.5 kg should be sufficient for three people and one Slightly Retarded Kitty, shouldn't it?

The SRK was very concerned about being dragged out of bed to open her present and was very skittish of all that ripping paper and of the box that we then expected her to peer inside. Judging from the curious, yet polite, tapping she has given her gift, though,I think it was a success. She still prefers to have someone come outside to give her belly rubs over any store-bought gift, however.

Time for a glass of Prosecco, and to baste that turkey again.

Enjoy your Christmas, my pretties.


mister anchovy said...

Happy Christmas Barbara!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thank you, Mr Anchovy. I hope yours was wonderful.

John Mutford said...

Merry Christmas!

(Maybe with the lack of food inside the box, the dancing lady ate the others. Still can't explain the bisection though. Unless... do you think their might have been a tiny magician in there who tried the old 'sawing a lady in half' trick? Check around your tree for tiny magician footprints.)

Anonymous said...

every year we say next year will be quieter but we seem to forget. Christmas eve was tourtierre for 13, Christmas day was turkey et al for 8. Again as we finish off the dishes and cleaning up today we say we will only have people over for Christmas eve. I know it will be the same thing next year because it is enjoyable

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I thought those were cat prints, John, but now you have me concerned. I'm sleeping with one eye open tonight.

It sounds really lovely, Kelly. Although I enjoy the quiet and restfulness of having only the three of us at Christmas, I do miss the bustle of having my sibs and their families around. So continue to enjoy!

BeckEye said...

What's that? Did someone say Prosecco??

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hold out your glass, BeckEye, I'll fill er up.

Allison said...

Hope you all had a lovely Xmas. Taking the slide projector out sounds like a lot of fun actually. Hope everyone enjoyed the trip down memory lane!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think today might just have to be declared slide watching day, Al, while there are still some cookies to nibble on whilst watching.