Monday, November 12, 2012

how many lords aleaping?

It's arrived early this year.  Like everything else in the world, the annual mystery parcel appears to have fallen victim to Christmas creep.  Mind you, this year the anonymous twelve days of Christmas mail-out was postmarked in New Zealand, so evidently the gift-giver was determined that it arrive well before those six white boomers race Santa under the blazing sun, which was prudent.  We'll wait until the OFKAR is home for Christmas before opening it, of course, but I expect that we will find ten something-or-others.  Drummers?  Lords?  I can never remember.  
It seems timely at this point to indulge my inner list-maker (and thus refresh my increasingly foggy memory) by putting together a chronology of those mysterious Christmas parcels thus far.  You have been warned.
-  (2011) nein injured dancers
-  (2011) the arrival of nein
-  (2010) eight milk maids and one unibomber
-  (2009) the swan has escaped from the castle
-  (2008) alaying those six geese
-  (2007) those five golden rings only get a #7 mention on the list
-  (2006) four calling birds from Philadelphia photographed on a mantel 

I'll bet that now you are as thankful as I am that there are only twelve days of Christmas, aren't you?


Anonymous said...

Maybe the giver is going to catch up with 3 French hens, two turtle doves and the partridge.....

umbrellalady said...

A good mystery is always fun...even, or perhaps especially, when it lasts for years.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm afraid the giver as already done so, ReBelle, in the years prior to my blogging. Whoever is doing this is near pathologically intent.

It's a mixture of fun and frustration, Kathy. We almost need another garage in which to store all these geese and milking maids.

Karen said...

This is one of those Christmas traditions that I look forward to every year. I can't to see what they gave you!!!!! When does the OFKAR arrive home?????? Egads the suspense!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Whatever it is, there will be ten of them, Karen. Chances are they will be leaping.
OFKAR gets home the third week of December! Wahoo!

Allison said...

It's definitely one of my favourite Xmas blog updates to weigh in on. I can't wait!

Kudos to the sender for their promptness.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The sender gets top marks for stubbornness, Al, as they have certainly faced some challenged (including from yours truly) in the past.