Monday, December 26, 2005
Thank you, Santa
Well, Santa has been and gone. Just to give you an idea of how amazingly different my husband and I are here's a sampling from Santa's bag: the DVD of "A Gathering Storm" about Winston Churchill before WWII and a book on the Enlightenment for him and "Decorating with Funky Shui" (thanks for the recommendation, Samantha, it really is fun - loved the Pez dispenser collections) and the DVDs "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" for me. Really sums it up right there.
My Gilmore Girls season 5 is ordered - whoohoo. I got a rain check for the new book by Nancy Crow - it's not out yet. The other big gift of the year was a French language program so I can parlay voos me some fransays. So far I've learned that "un homme" sounds an awful lot like "a gnome."
On the 24th, I spent much of the morning going from store to store searching for Carr's biscuits (ie crackers), a staple of our Christmas Eve snacking tradition. Not to be found anywhere. Hubby and I then watched "A Christmas Story" -- you'll shoot your eye out -- or at least my sweetie did - I fell asleep sometime after the triple dog dare. Then we watched "Elf" for the first time - the first couple minutes explaining the three jobs elves can have is absolutely priceless.
I spent much of Christmas day laboriously making biscotti with pistachios, anise, and fennel seeds. It's truly heavenly but an amazing amount of work. I sooo now appreciate my friend who used to make it not only for me but my hubby too. Not that I didn't appreciate it then, but now I realllllly appreciate it.
Spent some of today quilting fans on the Noel sampler. I now have three of the borders done - I'm in the home stretch. I watched "Being Julia" while quilting. I enjoyed it well enough, but wouldn't need to see it again. On the subject of movies, a friend who just got back from the states watched the new "Pride and Prejudice" five times. Wow, can't wait to see that one.
Oh, and the pic is of some of my Santa collection. Two carved cyprus knees, a couple of other carved pieces, a handpainted gourd, and the metal guy I just bought in London this year. I love the faces on all these guys - none of them are overly cutesy or big-eyed.
Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday or at least time off from work.