25 December 2007

Christmas present

My Christmas spirit was not entirely missing, just delayed. Its arrival coincided with the gift of these reindeer antlers

from my boss on Friday.

I took to wearing them everywhere and people laughed and pointed and giggled and told me they loved my spirit. It made me feel suddenly festive, not ridiculous as one might imagine.

Then Alicia and her family and I had a big wrapping party on Sunday night and seeing those piles of gifts (and drinking that wine) really made it feel like Christmas.

I spent Christmas eve and morning at my sister's house with all the nephews and their kids and what a big, noisy, happy time that was. I had to take a few little breaks out on the deck in the cool air when my ears couldn't take any more, but I did ok for a cranky old auntie.

I should talk about what an amazing hostess my sister is (homemade Chex mix! Shooting photos with one hand and calling Bingo with the other!), but that would take a whole nother post. I am officially in awe.

I'm not going to post photos of my cute great-nephews on my blog because I don't feel like collecting permission from all their parents, but my sister's goat is pretty cute and doesn't have any privacy issues:
Chivo

I hope your Christmas was as good as mine. I am going to lie on the floor and try to imagine ever wanting to eat again.

12 comments:

MsLittlePea said...

Merry Christmas Suebob!

Count Mockula said...

Hooray and Merry Christmas! Sounds like a fun time.

PK said...

What a wonderful Aunt and Great Aunt you are. The antlers were a nice added benefit to your visit!

Mom101 said...

I think you have great spirit with or without antlers, with or without Christmas.

Now remember this as I tell you my stepmother brought the exact same antlers to our house and tried to get the dog to wear them with no avail.

Merry merry to you, Suebob!

QofS said...

Please explain to me why they have a goat. Do they make goat cheese? Can we visit?

SUEB0B said...

MsLittleP and Count - Thank you

PK - You make it look so easy. I am amazed.

Mom101- Goldie did not want the antlers, either.

QofS - he is a billy goat, so no cheese. It is a super lovely place out in the hills where you can hear the owls at night and see the stars.

Lara said...

Awww! Sounds so nice! Merry Christmas to you!

Andrea said...

Merry Christmas!

A goat? Imagine your google hits now.

Alex Elliot said...

Merry Christmas! Those antlers are fantastic. Maybe you could wear them to BlogHer this summer. I love the picture of the goat!

Susan said...

Goodness that goat IS cute. And those antlers are the best.

claire said...

wow, a goat. fascinating.. whatever for? does he do tricks?

Suzanne said...

I am so glad that you had a good time. You look adorable in the antlers. Merry Christmas, belatedly!

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