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Monday, December 22, 2008

Tis the Season

Some messy snow days and a harried 2:30 am trip to the airport to see the kids off to Alaska yesterday, and the Bah Humbugs are starting to creep back in. As always happens at this time of the year, I realize that the number of projects that need to be done far outweighs the number of hours left before Christmas. And so, needing some instant cheering and needing it quick, I decided to take another look at this year's Christmas card.
The humbugs have melted away as I look at this card and recognize just how great the things that I have to be grateful for really are. Scottie Doo drew this one night in what I hope could be called a collaborative effort. First he drew the people, and, after I looked over his shoulder and remarked that we needed to look Christmassy, he took my suggestion to draw himself wearing a reindeer sweater. He didn't even cringe when I remarked that the space behind Solstice would be perfect for a snowman, and after the snowman was drawn, was completely patient when I insisted then that something needed to be added next to me "for balance".
Him: What do you think should go there?
Me: I don't know, something completely random.
Him: Like what?
Me: Well, like C3PO.
And it was done. And so this picture reminds me how wonderful life is; I have two adorable and smiley children, a man who will draw himself into a reindeer sweater because he knows it's the right thing to do, and an instant boob job for me, at least on paper. (Be careful what you wish for... "draw my boobs a little bigger so my hips don't look so big" can end up making you look even bigger.)
In case I don't get back to the blog before Christmas, I wish you an amazing and magical day, and hope you can find a way to keep the magic going throughout the year!


Cindy said...

Well I must agree, my little one, that despite the list of obvious things to sadden ones heart the Glad Game is ever ready to fill the void if you just open up to things like C3PO on your most favorite and fitting Christmas card ever!

Robot Killer said...

How could C3PO be in your Christmas picture?! He (it [droid]) is from a long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

Hear Me Roar! said...

Dearest Robot Killer,
As one in the line of work, you should be familiar with the basic principles of robot/droid technology. Most notably that, as mechanical beings, your average robot/droid does not die as you or I might, but can live conceivably forever provided there is protection from rust and robot killers. As C3PO is a thinker, it can be surmised that he has learned some semblance of a survival instinct, thus preserving himself for my Christmas photo. But thank you kindly for your comment.

JenniferJo said...

Hmmm..I am still waiting on my christmas card. I assume you got mine. Hugs!