Taking the Day Off

A merry Christmas to those who celebrate.  And to those who do not, have a good day and enjoy the pause before life restarts again tomorrow.

63 responses to “Taking the Day Off

  1. Thank you and a very merry Christmas to you and yours — and to all the great people I have met here have the happiest of whatever holiday you celebrate.

    (And I am glad to see Sarah being sensible and enjoying the holiday…)

  2. Merry Christmas. Thanks for all the entertainment and thoughtful commentary.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sarah!

  4. Merry Christmas to all!

  5. Wayne Blackburn

    (Tiny Tim voice)

    Merry Christmas, Every One!

  6. merry christmas and happy whatever else you might celebrate, y’all

  7. Merry Christmas everyone.

  8. *sneaks into kitchen, sidles up to fridge, grabs some dark meat, slinks off* Huh, what? Nothing, I was just going back out to finish shoveling. Honest.

    Merry Christmas y’all. :D

  9. Merry Christmas, Sarah, to you and your family. Merry Christmas, also, to all the lurkers commenters, and friends that have become special to me in the last six months of being a part of your comment crowd. May the coming year be the best for all of us!

  10. Merry Christmas and Good Yule! Enjoy your day off, you’ve earned it.

  11. Merry Christmas to you and everyone you love Sarah.

  12. Merry Christmas!

    Mmmm . .. fruitcake . . . What? You didn’t realize that after it’s sufficiently aged (gifted and regifted), all fruitcake get eaten by someone, some where? Yes, this is one of the end points that saves the world from being inundated.

    • I actually love fruitcake, but can’t have any because too high in sugar. (Sigh.)

    • Fruitcake is one of the delights of Christmas.

      To be sure, it does age well. My mother once thought of not making it because some had lasted until November. She fortunately mentioned it aloud. When the fruitcake had been inhaled with twenty-four hours, she concluded that it was, after all, still worth making.

      • I don’t think I’ve ever actually *had* fruitcake. I’ve always heard about it, but nobody in our family makes it.

        • You might try a light (as in pale colored) fruitcake first, like an orange one. Then go for the glory of Corsicana or one of the other darker ones.

          I like fruitcake if it has not been drenched in liquor. Yes, yes, heretic and all that.

      • I was first introduced to fruitcake by my great-grandmother. I was five and I think I slipped it into a napkin– I can’t even stand the smell. ;-) I am a fruitcake regifter…

  13. Merry Christmas!

    Oh, and: SNOW! It’s SNOWING!

    • IN TX? Run and hide, children. The ice age is coming. Mammoths. Icebergs. People in fur coats. RUUUUUUUN ;)

      • Oh the poor GECKOS!!!!!

      • heh. And it’s *still* snowing. :) Snow! On Christmas! In Texas! This is literally only the second time in my entire life we’ve had a white Christmas here.

      • Up in the Panhandle we’ve got, oh, half an inch of snow on the flat ground and eighteen inches in the drifts. It’s 19 degrees F with a windchill of “arrrgh!”

        • Last White Xmas here was very much heavier snow wise (Mom and Dad were here for the winter, It follows them, Corpus Christi got snow the year they stayed there!) just a dusting this time here in Alvarado but just a few miles closer to Ft Worth it is white looking. For Yanks like me and Sis it is a bit like home (displaced Yoopers) and I just got back in from a quick motorbike ride. Not enough snow to make it fun. Bike needs work (needs a new motorcycle installed under the handlebars) so I think I best not rely on it for transpo any longer. See what tomorrow looks like whether or not I ride my Sport Tourer in. Last time I rode it in the snow I didn’t let enough fall and fell myself twice. 2 inches later traction showed back up and I got home no problem.

  14. It’s not snowing in Horseshoe Bay. To my knowledge it’d only snowing in North TX. I’d love a fur coat, but it’s usually too warm for one in Dallas.

    • Fur coats are just so useless in Houston. It’s either too hot, pouring down rain, or both. It’s a rare day that’s merely cold.

      • yeah, but when it’s cold egad what a cold (98% humidity really sux when it drops below 40)

      • Being from Louisiana originally, I know about snow being something other people talk about. I do have photos of snow (some 8 inches) occurring several times between the time I was two and when I left Louisiana for the Air Force.

        I saw a really neat Colorado bumper sticker yesterday: “I’m not a NATIVE//but I got here as fast as I could.” I’d like one that says “I’m not a NATIVE//but I married one.” We had snow Christmas eve, a little more last night, and we have more forecast for tomorrow. It’s currently 12F.

  15. Merry Christmas!

  16. Merry Christmas Sarah and family.

  17. Merry Christmas one and all. G-d rest you merry.

  18. Merry Christmas, fellow Odds. Be excellent to each other.

  19. As midnight (EST) approaches, my family wishes a merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

    They also wish me to state that they had NOTHING to do with my selection of the following carol:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pIwIvh-iCE

  20. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!
    Though eventful for several reasons — a high point was two novels about Darkships ;)
    Thank you Sarah for hosting this wonderful forum of intriguing characters.
    Don

  21. Merry Christmas everyone, and here’s pictures of Wren for those who are interested! http://s915.beta.photobucket.com/user/iguanadon22/library/Wren%20Marie