December 25, 2004

On Christmas Day in the Morning

Last night we went to the candlelight services and our congregation performed an act of faith SO GREAT AND AMAZING it makes snake handlers look like TOTAL WUSSIES: They handed my son a LIT CANDLE. The fact that the building is still standing this morning proves the existence of a Benevolent Lord.

When we got home, we set out a tray of Peanut Butter Trumpets and Fudge and Cocoa (and some insulin) and sure enough, this morning…IT WAS ALL GONE! Even Sam’s NOTE to Santa was gone (Deer Santa, We beleve in you 100 pecent, with a lot of crismast spirit, Love, Sam and Maisy.)

The fat man with the red suit dropped in whilst we were sleeping and gobbled the goodies down. In return he left enough loot to momentarily sate even the most rapacious inner chamber of the heart of Capitalism! Unfortunately, he could not figure out how to WRAP The Gift of the Holy Spirit, so Sam was out of luck on that one. Other requests were fulfilled (thanks to a generous donation of A GAMEBOY ADVANCE by the BJ and Papa Grandparent Foundation for Xtreme Child Spoilage) and there also appeared a SCOOTER and the requested MASK OF LIGHT TOY.


Thanks to the same foundation, those of us who are two and very beautiful and Maisy got to become “a really, really fairy princess ballerina,” as she told me, nine thousand times, in an excited voice that got higher with each repetition until by the end only dogs could hear her.


DIGRESSION: fellow shoe-hounds---Peep my moderately hot ankle boots!

AND AS YOU MAY HAVE GUESSED, the foundation did not stop with the GRANDKIDS, but spoiled us too---WITH A DIGICAM. WOO HOO! So this blog is about to get a bit more ILLUSTRATED! THANKS SANTA!

And of course, of course, OF COURSE, Santa left everyone in this house ALL MANNER OF BOOKS.
I can only hope he did the same for you.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Posted by joshilyn at December 25, 2004 10:07 AM

Merry Christmas, Joshilyn and family! And might I say your ankle boots are FAB and LOVELY and DA BOMB and also the Holy Spirit was here briefly and suggested that I--once again--apologize for blogging your ass. So, um, joyous Noel and sorry 'bout that. ;)

Posted by: Mir at December 25, 2004 10:13 AM

Happy belated Christmas! ooh blog with graphics. :) Ha ha always a plus plus. hmm now I crave peanut butter nutters. I hope it passes. Must concentrate and focus.. and let Trisha Yearwood's "Little Hercules" take me away. (pseudo attempt to project a subtle sence of musical taste when in reality the track had just started) :P - Happy days folks.

Posted by: Klint at December 26, 2004 6:50 AM

I'm still waiting for my Christmas books from the Amazonian Santa, but I'm glowing just knowing that books are on the way! The picture of Maisy in her really really fairy princess ballerina outfit is the cutest thing I've seen all day! Merry merry to all! :)

Posted by: ViVi at December 26, 2004 8:02 AM

happy holidays, and will look forward to reading your book!

Posted by: dee at December 26, 2004 4:05 PM

Saw your link at Mir's blog... Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year... from another mom (with 4 kids and 3 step-kids) in Canada....

Posted by: lisa at December 26, 2004 4:34 PM

I don't think that worked.... hmmm.... will try again... happy holidays!

Posted by: lisa at December 26, 2004 4:37 PM

Hey! I've just started reading your blog, but I just wanted to say that when I saw the picture of Maisy dancing as a "really really fairy princess ballerina" the FIRST thing I noticed were your kick-ass boots! (I kinda like shoes.)

Have a Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Erin at December 27, 2004 3:00 AM

Merry Christmas (a little late) beautiful tulip! The jolly fat man was extremely generous out here in Kansas, too. Must have known we'd need a lot of entertainment to get us through the winter! The Holy Spirit also gifted us with an undamaged church after OWEN was handed a candle - and didn't drop it even when the hot wax dripped on his hand! He did say "ow ow ow OW OW OW!!!" during the final prayer, though. Which cracked up the family behind us and somewhat interrupted our solemn peaceful moment. Whatcha gonna do. :)

Posted by: Amy at December 27, 2004 8:58 AM

The Santa that came to my house drank up all the beer and ignored the milk and cookies. What's up with that?! Merry Christmas, Joss!

Posted by: Natalie R. Collins at December 27, 2004 1:51 PM