Thursday, December 10, 2009

Drive-by posting

You know, I was about to apologize for not being around and explain that, it being the season, I'm mostly at work and only able to get online when I'm on the verge of falling asleep, but really, we're all in that state right now, aren't we? Therefore, I would like to propose an amendment to the Christmas Act whereby Christmas is to be celebrated on January 25 by people whose names begin with A-D, February 25 by those whose names begin with E-H, etc., to spread the stress out a little. I find that with every passing year, I am more inclined to yell "BAH, HUMBUG!" and retire to my room for the duration.

On the other hand, there are parts of the holiday that do warm my heart - like the Kings College Cambridge music, and my three-year-old granddaughter, who said to her mother today "It's a surprise, but you're getting a new mug for Christmas, because your old one has a chipmunk on it."

When she could stop laughing, her mom said "Ah, that's a chip, not a chipmunk." I suspect that this Christmas present will be one that she remembers even when her children have grown up and left home.

So once a day, every day, I will sit and calm myself and remember that there are wonderful memories tied to this season -- both the memories I have from the past, and the ones yet to be made.

Chipmunk clip art courtesy of Webweaver.


AngelMay said...

I think having a mug with a chipmunk on it would be a wonderful thing. :o)

Sandra Leigh said...

No doubt - though actually drinking anything from the mug would be problematic.

T. Clear said...

Funny funny! Thank-you for the reminder of the joys this season offers....(I really needed it!)

John Hayes said...

I hate it when my mugs have chipmunks in them!

Sandra Leigh said...

Ah, T - you sound like me.

John, if you're gonna live out in the country, you have to expect that kind of thing!

AngelMay said...

Girl....slowly I turn! Ha!
Chipmunks are adorable. Probably pretty messy, though.

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