Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Christmas books and gifts
The Christmas haul included a new hat, a framed picture of two of my daughters visiting me at the mall (ho! Ho! Ho!), a couple of nice Santa figurines, and two books. Oh, and a bottle of Scottish Ale.
The Santas join the hundreds of Santa items I have. If you're gonna have a collection, make it an interesting one! I'll have to count how many I actually have at some point.
The books include a Santa one as well: Better Homes and Gardens Santa Claus Collection (volume 1). I've skimmed though it - some nice images, and the text looks informative.
The other book is O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound by Garrison Keillor. I'm not a big fan of his poetry, but there are some amusing ones in this collection of poems that include a number that he read on A Prairie Home Companion. I'll go through it more carefully later.
A related gift - a gift certificate for the Catholic shop. Might be a book or two coming out of that!
I also scribbled a slug:
a slug among weeds
will happily imbibe a
cup of spiked eggnog
Mmmmm. I'll imbibe that later.
Pax et bonum