Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Crash...

In what was probably an ill-advised decision, The Sheep stayed up rather late on Christmas Eve in order that she might follow Santa's progress via NORAD. Can't beat government satellite technology for keeping that holiday feeling all up in the warm and snuggly range...

Thus, I went into this day a bit on the "tuckered out" side. And, quite frankly, the cats were less than impressed by my hourly updates with regard to the big guy's location on the planet. There were a number of dirty looks from various felines after being awoken by high pitched shrieks from Mommy when she just how close Santa was to her house. Bad judgement...they got to sleep in today. I did not.

The Sheep family converged at Mommy and Daddy Sheep's house promptly at 8:00 a.m. for a hearty breakfast followed by frenzied gift opening and stocking attacks. Baby Brother Sheep brought New Girlfriend Sheep Who We Like and Daughter Of New Girlfriend Sheep as well as my new little canine nephew, Sarge The Wonder Dog. Sarge distinguished himself early in the day by leaving a lovely little present of his very own making in Daddy Sheep's office and is forever near and dear to my heart for his courage and valor. Daddy Sheep took it in stride despite the less than mature reaction of a certain Sheep who enjoyed this part of the day far more than she should have.

All in all, a nice day was had by all and it was so much the better for my being back at hearth and home, nap-ready and full to the brim with ham and chocolate, by early afternoon.

There is a new and wonderful fiber-related addition to The Sheep household as a result of the holiday giving, but we will all just have to wait until I have things a bit more organized before the viewing. It's a hum-dinger, though...to say that I am a happy Sheepie would be an understatement. Let's just say that it rhymes with "Bully Finder!" And that I now need to save my pennies to buy a few extra of something that rhymes with, "Robins." Hee-hee!!!

And thus ends another happy holiday for The Sheep. I will leave you all to the remainder of your evening with this little image. Here is the last thing you see before being attacked by four pounds of canine fury:






Pretty intimidating, huh?
SA

13 comments:

Deb said...

Congrats on your new toy . . . or at least, I THINK I figured out your clever clue....

Beth said...

That was Sarge? I expected a German Shepherd! I'm glad you had a nice day. I'm still in my jammies, so it was a good day here, too. :)

Congrats on your present! One of my presents is a field trip to the local sheep farm to buy a drop spindle. :) Cool, huh?

Julie said...

I'm scared just looking at those eyes!

Sounds like the Sheep family had a lovely day; I'm happy for you. It was a lovely day here too.

I received a spinning related gift myself - it's a book to try and help me figure out how to use the drop spindle I bought a while back. It has lots of pictures so I'm hoping I can figure it out.

See you tomorrow - I can't wait! Remember, selfish knitting only.

mrichme said...

We want details of the goodies you and the cats got from Mom and Dad Sheep!

TheAmpuT said...

what on earth are you going to do wtih a pulley grinder??
;-) (yay for you!!)

trek said...

Number Guy got me a Bully Finder, too!

Sheila said...

Ooh, ooh, I know what you got. That's what I got for Christmas last year, or was it the year before. Anyway, once you use one, you'll never go back.
Enjoy.

Mel said...

*sigh* I want a fully minder, too. Of course, my birthday is coming up in just over three months, so maybe, just maybe....

C said...

I am disappointed to discover that's a dog chewy in the background instead of a "present" from your attacker. Isn't he a cutie? I'm the only spinner left without a du(a)lly binder or sobbins. Oh wait, I'm sobbin.

Lazuli said...

Sounds like a very nice new toy! Have fun with it! Merry Christmas, and I'm glad you survived the furry nephew attack!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a great celebration with the family. That 4 lb. present maker looks pretty cute to me! Congrats on the fabulous present!
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Debbie said...

Oh, man -- NORAD. That brings back memories. When I was little, in the early 60's, my dad was in the Air Force and we lived on base. Christmas Eve my mom turned on the radio and they were giving the reports about the pilots' having sighted Santa. And hey, if the Air Force said it, it had to be true.

Mia said...

Luvin that little doggie pic Sheepie.. maybe you should try out the 365 photo thingie too *lmao*

And yes, the clue is VERY clever *grin* Congrats and have fun!