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December 30, 2005

christmas highlights
posted by soe 12:07 pm

Instead of telling you about the lowlights of the Christmas holiday (about which I’m able to laugh already — only five days out!), I thought I’d tell you about the highlights:

Best impromptu moment
Dad and I went to the evening Christmas eve service to enjoy a nice mixture of readings, sermon, and music. After the offering had been collected, the minister told us to sit down, went to begin his next reading, and burst into laughter. The associate minister stood up and then the minister came back to the pulpit, saying he needed to share this with us. Apparently there had been a bit of a typo in the program and the wrong chapter had been written down, giving us a genealogical rundown (all those “begats”) instead of talking about the shepherds.

Best food
Mum had made eskimo cookie dough, so I made the cookies — and then ate 90% of them, leaving only three or four cookies in the tin when I left.

Best present
Mum and Dad gave me a rocking chair, hidden, of course, in plain sight where my mother’s rocker normally is. It’s black and has a comfortable seat and rocks properly. (What’s with rockers that stop halfway through the rock? Don’t people actually rock in them after they’ve built the prototype?) I’m very excited to start my next knitting project in it because I think the rocking rhythm speeds up the knitting process.

Best trash
After opening the bell and tea that Jenny gave me for Christmas, I discovered the ribbon had fallen into the gift bag and had been hidden under all the tissue paper. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was there on purpose — because there was a ring attached to the bow!

Best realization
Rudi gave me two knitting books and three skeins of yarn for Christmas. The best part of this gift was when he proudly bragged that all three skeins were from the same dye lot. How cool is it that he knows to look for that?

Best knowledge
My family put up with a lot this Christmas and they did it because they love me — and Rudi. And I am a very lucky girl.

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