Well, we have recovered from Christmas and my Bah Humbug-ness has dissipated. The Labradors and I were so jollied out that we slept till 12-03pm on Boxing Day and I have been just pottering about since then. We had a lovely Christmas Day at MrsDrWho's mum's house with children, I think children are for Christmas the way Pal is for Dogs. I took Nigella's Cherry Chocolate Trifle which seemed to be very nice: I can't eat it. We had turkey and ham and seasoning, cranberry sauce, roast potatoes etc and broad beans. Only four people liked broad beans so there wasn't the need to fight anyone for them!! I received lots of beautiful presents but one in particular made me cry. MrsDrWho, employing sneaky subterfuge and spy jiggery pokery, gave me a calendar of The Labradors and Vundy The German Shepherd and Tori The Crippled Labrador. Their actual pictures!! I cried because it was such a thoughtful present. I can gaze at their picture every day and then inflict every calendar month on the unsuspecting public!!
Harki and Peri are very spoiled. Here is about half of their present haul. Peri stole a small shoe of treats but there is a Jake-The-Peg set still left elsewhere for later on. There are more squeaky toys too.
I made some more embroidered buttons way back when. These were for Katie, my Secret Knitting Pal 4. That is such a long time ago!! Katie, she of Live 2 Knit fame.
I will have to take some pictures of my lovely gifts: wool and Doctor Who and Labrador related things, even a K9 DVD. Then there were the cards with the thoughtful, kind and Christmassy words inside them: all guaranteed to cheer me up no end.
I have 4,000,3221 comments to reply to. I hope to get to them soon. I don't really do New Year's Resolutions. Typically I break them ASAP. No doubt there will be things to look forward to and exciting things will happen. I'm really hoping that Harki's arthritis will clear up, Peri won't be bald and everyone will be well and happy. Oh and that MrsDrWho doesn't have to wear a skirt!!
So the next time I post it will be 2009. I do find the time between Christmas and The New Year confusing. I am never sure where I am temporally. To while away the time I am knitting a dishcloth or two, stitching some embroidery and catching up on some reading. Pictures next time, as well as my lovely postcard and a Stitchery from Hugo's mum!! So as Cap'n Andy, Magnolia's dad in Showboat , says: Hap-peee Noo Year!!
*The Final Curtain, as Frank sings on, is purely metaphorical!!!