It's been a year since I touched base with you. I hope you're doing well and are more organized than I am. Though I know you've got a tinytown full of happy helpers, I'm still amazed that you're able to get all those toys in that sleigh of yours and whiz around the world in one night. It seems a wee bit unbelievable, but then one does have to live making those giant leaps of faith or we'd all become pessimistic beings now wouldn't we? However you manage such a feat, I applaud you.
So much has happened this year Santa, it's hard to know where to begin. But, then you've been paying attention havent you? Besides, you have no time for lolly gagging reading at this point in the Christmas season. And I don't have time either to lolly gag either. So, perhaps I will put off any end of year reflections until after the big day. I will use my emerald friend's 5 word exercise to try to sum up where I am right at this moment ......... flurried, blurried, worried, hurried, stillness-scurried. Does that describe how busy and whizzy I feel? 'Tis the season ............. falalalalalalala.............
Hey Santa?? Did you know that Elvis is alive and rock in it out in my town? It's true!! He showed up at my house yesterday and entertained a bunch of ladies who were here for lunch. He had a flashy gold jacket on, and shiny swingin' black shoes.... his eyes were as blue as the summer sky and his sideburns as black as coal. You should've seen him gyrating Santa! A couple of those pelvic thrusts verged on obsene! But, we took it in stride and howled with laughter!
It was so good to see my friend laugh and cry all at once when Elvis seranaded her. That was the real reason he appeared. He knew she needed to find herself revelling in a good time after suffering such grief and loss this fall. Somehow Elvis knew what songs to sing....... it was a magical thing because he picked her favourites without anyone telling him. Which makes me wonder if perhaps you had a say in this song selection?? I mean, you would know Santa. You probably heard her singing the words long ago when she was a teenager in love with The King of Pop.
Hey, did you happen to see some fireworks last night Santa? We celebrated Winter Solstice by gathering at our friend's home in Keswick Ridge for a potluck and a singsong inside. Outside, the kids organized a pyrotechnic display of whizzing, banging, exploding lightworks that lit up our section of the sky. It was so dark out which made the colours even more brilliant against that backdrop. I watched it standing by a big blazing fire that cracked and popped and sizzled while it devoured large tree limbs cut up just for the occasion.
Personally, I prefer the campfire show over the fireworks. It fills me up again with contemplative notions and a feeling of gratitude as it draws me into its alluring flicker. I've always had a thing for this kind of atmosphere havent I Santa? Do you remember when I used to set up a good blaze in the living room fireplace at home when I was young and fall asleep beside it? Do you ever do that Santa......fall asleep in front of the fire? I bet you do.
We have a whole bunch of people coming to our house tomorrow night and I can't wait for it all to begin. It brings my home alive and fills it with Christmas cheer. As you can see, I've been really busy. I know your list is long and you check it twice..........but I gotta say, my list is long too, all in preparation for the big day. Tell me, what do YOU do on Boxing Day? I'm going to be at the airport at 4 am with my family saying goodbye to the youngest as he embarks on his trip to Costa Rica for a whole month! I must've lost my mind agreeing to that one. Yeah, we're thinking we may just stay up all night and crash afterwards. I don't know.
In the meantime Santa, let me get to my wishlist to add to yours. I know its late, but i only have a few things I'd like under the tree on Christmas morning. And you know I've been a very good girl..... sort of. So, here it is.....
- Something shiny, like bling.
- Something sparkling, like a little enlightenment
- Oprah's timeslot. I have always wanted to be a daytime talk show host.
- Dinner and music with Billy Joel.
- a new pair of jammies.... mine were chewed by a puppy we had to say good bye to earlier in the year.
- Slippers........same reason
- A bright red sporty car. You can pick out the make and model. I'm not fussy. Oh, forget that, I really want my own Volkswagen Beetle. You can surprise me with the colour.
- A plane ticket to the UK to attend the Greenbelt Festival again.
- A chance to see U2 live......with my family. Oh, and can you send Pip over too? I want to see U2 with him as well and watch him stand there with joy smiling all over his face.
- And peace on earth. We could use a little bit of that too.
Can't wait to see you again............ hope you have enough room to fit my stuff into your sleigh. Take care........ I'll make sure I have a cold Moosehead ready for you. I hear you're lactose intolerant now.
ps. Can you fix the lights on my wreath hanging on the front of the house? I've tried twice and I just don't seem to be able to get it right.