Saturday, December 31, 2011


Our House on Christmas Eve

In elementary school, we were usually requested by Teacher to recount our holiday experience by standing at our desks and presenting the details.  Even though my parents were at the low end of the prosperity scale, I always felt guilty about how much it seemed I got from Santa compared to my classmates.  Or perhaps it was my being overwhelmed by all the many small wishes I had fulfilled.

Christmas 2011 was similarly bountiful, with all family members in attendance and even our son-in-law, who made everything better.  And lo, and angel of the Lord must have blown a horn in somebody's ear because my Christmas Eve birthday present was ideal - a new "Huffy" bike!

Bright and Beautiful and All Mine

Its whiteness even stirred the interest of Gustav the Goose, who admittedly is easily aroused.

Gustav Takes Stock

Husband and I were thrilled when a guest at my birthday seafood dinner gluttonarama phoned to compliment our family as being one of the few around who have good times together.  We appreciate that and hope we get to have a few more.  Happy New Year.

The Red and Green Room at Our House


  1. Your house looked very festive for Christmas Eve, with all the wreaths and lights. But I love the Santa in the basement! Did he come up the chimney from there?
    I love your red and green room. I'm a sucker for tartan anythings and your tartan tablecloths are beautiful.
    Does Gustav chase you when you ride your new bicycle? It's a beauty, isn't it?
    Wishing you and yours all the very best for 2012.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. What!! no horn or basket?

    yes, there certainly is nothing like family...

  3. It was indeed lots of fun. You might be interested to know that the idea for your bike came from several people, including Middle Sis; the CB Children and also CB Father. They all arrived at the same conclusion independently.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Santa would have to go down that flue spiritually, because it is so small. There is indeed a fireplace in the basement along with much dust and crickets.

    No horn required, Gustav will honk my arrival.

    I am so happy with my perfect gift it just makes me want to say "quah!"

  5. I'm inviting myself to the next one! ok?