Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Imagine my surprise when I caught Santa coming out of my door a few minutes ago, after leaving lumps of coal in my stocking. Apparently, he was so tired after lugging all of that coal into the crib, he couldn't jump up the chimney and had to use the door. I let him use my ladder to get back on the roof, I hadn't yet discovered that my stocking contained hydrocarbons in rock form.

He left a note next to my stocking telling me he wanted to take my camera back because I had not been a very good boy this year. Good thing for me that my camera was locked up in the jeep and he couldn't get to it. He also said that this was the last year he was distributing presents before Christmas, based on promises to be good. I guess I blew that one.

He took good care of The Saint and the boys so I have no complaints. I'll find a use for the coal.

I hope this finds you all in good health, in body, mind and in spirit. For those of you who are believers in the birth of the Messiah, enjoy the day today as we celebrate his birth and our path to salvation.

For those of you who don't,  please enjoy the day with your family, friends and those you care about and those who care about you. It really is a holiday that is supposed to be about love.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

  2. And to you Rambling Chief - Ain't insomnia a bitch?

  3. Ah, but look at it this way: what is coal but a diamond insufficiently compressed -- ?

    Merry Christmas and have a safe First Responder 2011!


  4. Dear Captain Schmoe,
    Happy belated Christmas to you, too! And Happy Boxing Day.

    I have been reading from Google Reader, just trying to catch up. You may expect many comments over the next few days--if you can stand it.

    I can top you with Santa. He did not find his way to my house--the Zombies conveniently lost my package. However, neither did anyone snark at me for my bad behavior or ask for anything back, so I think it was a draw.

    Hello to the Saint and the rest of your fine family,
    Ann T.