Thursday, January 1, 2009

Holiday Highlights


Here’s a quick rundown on the holiday season at our house:

Santa brought me a new robe and fuzzy slippers. No need to get dressed.

We had frost, which is the closest we get to a white Christmas.

I threw a fit because my husband shaved all the wax off a giant hunk of Jarslberg cheese before serving it.

When someone at a dinner party started introducing the wines, it became painfully obvious that I use the eenie-meanie-miney-mo method of wine selection.

The dog ate the Christmas cactus.

My daughter declared that our holiday light display looked like a construction zone.

Not all the gingerbread men were merry:

The day after Christmas, the salespeople at Kohl’s were a little snippy.

Among my son’s Christmas presents were balloon animals, juggling sticks, and a fedora. Santa must think he has a great future as a street performer.

I ate so much I feel like I have a whole holiday ham stuffed inside my shirt.

We saw the movie Seven Pounds, which coincidentally is the size of the holiday ham we had, and also the number of pounds I gained.

The dog’s new combination rope-and-bone toy turned out to be the equivalent of puppy nunchucks. Now we all have bruised shins.

Here’s hoping you had a great holiday season, and that the highlights didn’t include bruised shins.


Rena said...

"Not all the gingerbread men were merry." OMG -- LMAO! As always, a great post that makes me laugh. You've been missed Adrienne, but I'm glad to hear you had a nice holiday.

Happy New Year to you & yours!

Mary Witzl said...

I envy you the robe and slippers: it is bitterly cold here and we can't afford to turn on the central heating.

And that gingerbread man looks tasty, merry or not. Happy New Year!

Bish Denham said...

OH! It sounds like you had a wonderful time! As for the gingerbread man, at least you can always take a bite out of him!

adrienne said...

Rena - I've missed my blogging buddies! Hopefully by next week I'll have more time for visiting...

Mary - Brrr...that sounds like a page right out of Dickens. I'll send warm thoughts, but I doubt that helps much!

Bish - He looked ready to bite back, but my son got the better of him :)

Kelly said...

It sounds like you had an eventful holiday season!
I love your son's gifts! So cute!
I feel like I've gained seven pounds as I've been eating continuously for seven days!! Happy New Year!

PJ Hoover said...

Are you suggesting there is something wrong with the eenie-meanie-miney-mo method of wine selection? Are you one of those wine snobs? :)

Nora MacFarlane said...

Funny!!! Happy New Year!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You are hilarious and I'm so glad we're friends!
By the way, I hope someone took a big bite out of that disgruntled gingerbread man's head.

Tell your doggy that Tanner the Slobber Dog ate a container of hommus and a bag of pita bread.
Love, Becky

adrienne said...

Kelly - Ah, so you know the feeling! But how can I stop when there are so many butter cookies left?

PJ - The last wine I bought was called Oops, and I got it because the label made me giggle :)

Nora - Thanks, and Happy New Year to you, too!

Becky - LOL! At least Tanner's developing a more discriminating palette...

Kim Kasch said...

Oh, I'm worried about your dog. Is (s)he okay?

My dog got into the presents under the tree, opened a couple of packages and ate a couple of presents. She is a demon dog - but we love her. Well, at least my daughter and I do. The boys not so much.

adrienne said...

Kim - Thanks for the concern...I looked it up, and Christmas cactus is considered low toxicity. Mostly she plucked it apart and spat it all over the house (suffering no ill effects except for how much we kept scolding her).

Good luck with your own demon dog...we're hoping ours will outgrow that phase!

Linda Crispell said...

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!! Does the big movie secret in 7 Pounds involve ham??? I would certainly go see it then.
I hope the digestion process of the cactus doesn't involve prickly pain.
Your Pal,

LW said...

What a wonderful holiday..

A street performer and an unhappy gingerbread man what could be better on Christmas day, you are too funny.

Did you like Seven pounds? We went to see the The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
It was good but very slow and if I recall Fitzgerald’s
story correctly the movie was not that close at all…

Have a very Happy 2009!!!!


adrienne said...

Linda and Louise - I loved Seven Pounds!
From what I've read, many people agree that the critics got it wrong here. It was a great story. Unfortunately, saying anything about the plot (or the meaning of the title) gives it all away. All I can advise is bring tissues.

Suzanne Casamento said...

That is the saddest gingerbread man I have ever seen. But he made me laugh out loud. Thank you!

By the way, you need to get rid of the puppy numchucks immediately. Ouch!

adrienne said...

Suzanne - Sad but delicious! And the puppy nunchucks have been pretty much been destroyed already. I'm throwing away bits of it right now!

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! Your list made me giggle! :0D

Happy New Year. Hope your dog survived the cactus episode. Yikes!


Saucy said...

Not bruised shins but I'm sure a few of us have found seven pounds or so. And I'm not talking about the movie.

Alex said...

Hi Adrienne...thanks fo rthe smile. :) You made me chuckle...say, I've not heard of Jarslberg cheese before. Hmmm..

Hope you have a good week.

adrienne said...

Christy - Are you concerned about the toxic effects, or that we'll strangle her?
I kid, I kid! Don't call the SPCA.

Saucy - A pound must be one of the few things easier to find than to lose...

Alex - It's yummy, but careful - it has the strange effect of making your jeans shrink.

Carrie Harris said...

At least the puppy didn't use the cactus as nunchuks. :)

Glad to hear that you had a nice holiday!