On The Matter Of The Greenery...
I never did get that Christmas tree up. My intentions were good. I set deadlines for myself. "I will just get through this week and then I'll do it." In the end, it always felt like too much work and pressure. Frankly, I don't like my trees to come with a side of obligation. It was almost in defiance that I kept putting it off.
And you know what? Christmas still came. You'd think all those years of watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas would have taught me a thing or two about that, wouldn't you?
And Speaking Of Christmas...
If someone asks you to knit something for them, purchases the pattern and also the yarn, it is poor form to finish the object then wrap it up and give it as a Christmas gift. I'm fairly certain that there are any number of etiquette books that will back me up on this one. It's just not done.
That doesn't mean I'm above it, though.
I did, in fact, wrap the scarf that Mommy Sheep bought and paid for and I did give it to her for Christmas. However, I am not a complete barbarian. I know that, if you are going to give someone something they already own, you'd better go the extra mile. Or, in this case, use up every single scrap of yarn left over from the original project and add a little something extra to that box of social awkwardness.
Heck, I even took the last yard or so and whipped up a quick little pin. I was determined. And for those of you worried about the yarn slipping off the water bottle cozy (which was really intended as a coffee mug cozy) fear not! I found some of that rubber grippy stuff that you put on shelves or under computer monitors and stitched that to the inside. The thing is on there so tight it will take a team of obstetricians to extract the bottle. Mommy Sheep's beverage is safe as is her upholstery.
And From The Weather Desk...
I haven't checked in a while, but I hear tell a storm is coming. All things seems to indicate that it will be along the lines of epic. Maybe even apocalyptic. Since it often happens that it's not as bad as they say and since I don't have anywhere to go tomorrow, I haven't really been keeping track. I have, however, put aside a flashlight and a few meals that can be made without benefit of the stove. Hysterical Mind is always squawking away in the back of my brain and she gets terribly disappointed if there isn't something in the way of panic going on. I don't mind.
If it weren't for her, I'd probably never remember to charge my stupid cell phone.
The First Noel (For Us Anyway...)
The Very Complicated Kitty seemed pleased with his first Sheepish Christmas. And I think that the Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty was happy to celebrate it with a brother who doesn't just tolerate him or merely like him, but absolutely looooves him.
They ignored Mommy's gift of a new scratchy box in favor of the million toys lavished upon them by their Auntie, Uncle and doting grandparents. There has been much in the way of capering, gamboling and collapsing in utter exhaustion now that there are new things to bat about.
Of course, it's hard to tell with cats. Who knows if they understand that it's Christmas? Maybe they just think I forgot about the rules and gave them extra snacks due to my aging mind. But I think they get it. In fact, I like to think they even discussed it.
|BrotherBrotherBrother!!!!! Tell me again about CHRISTMAS!!!|
|...and then, if you are really good, Santa comes and gives you THIS many presents!!!|
OK. So maybe it didn't go exactly like that. But it's how I see it in my mind and I rather like that image. Besides, if they didn't know it was Christmas, how do you explain their letting me sleep until 6:00 yesterday? If that isn't a gift for Mommy, then I don't know what is!!!
I'm sure there is more and that it will come to me as the week rolls along. I'm on vacation so there is plenty of time to regale you with random details from my holiday. (whether you like it or not!) I hope that those of you who celebrated Christmas had a wonderful day and that those who didn't enjoyed a peaceful Saturday without having to deal with those of us who have been getting more and more frenzied over the past few weeks.
Tidings Of Comfort And Joy From Sheepie And Da Boyz!