This is a blast from the past. It is a quilt I made for my son SB. I have posted it before... here, Lights of Home.
Our son is coming home to celebrate Chirstmas with the family. It will be lovely to see him, & spend time together.
We had a pleasant evening .. or do I slightly fib... at the Xmas Party for SG.
I have decided I am allergic to small boys around the age of 7-8!
The littlies who were still to 'graduate' from the Pre School were lovely. They danced, sang, & were lovely.
The larger, boys- in particular, who had already joined the ranks of Big School, were something else.!! I could scarcely believe the level of parent 'ignore' when it came to watching the activities of those 'older' siblings.
I watched as icing on Carrot Cakes was massaged in young hands. Small hands reached out, grabbed an item, ...licked it, ...put it back. We decided early on, the sandwiches were unlikely to be touched by small hands... Any item that looked vaguely healthy, was left alone, - so we could have small snack.
Gom did his part - he made Asparagus Rolls, Not everyone is familiar with those, so we had a head start. Someone else discovered their deliciousness, & ate them all!
I watched SG as Santa arrived. I watched him freeze, in terrror. He came racing around to his mother, & then my arms. " I dont want to see Santa!!" When we tried to assure him he was to recieve a 'pressie' from Santa, loud protests followed. "I dont want a pressie. I dont care, I dont like Santa!!!"
His name was called. He suffered. He went with his mother. He thrust the present into his Grandfather's hands & said, "Let's go home!! It is getting dark!"
Little boy, You are not so far from your roots. Your Great Grandmother remained averse to Santa for her whole life! Your Grandmother can understand your fear. We love you, so much. We want you to feel safe, & very happy.
We have been out in the Market Place today, buying sh!t loads of meaty goodies for the "Xmas Day Orgy", as I have come to think of it!
Gom had the hearing aids checked out. They are, apparently, fine.He has several settings. He is remarkably inconsiderate for a deaf man- he keeps talking to me once have left the room. I swear this is a deliberate ploy, to
a) make me believe I am also deaf.
b) make me believe I am a f0ckwit of the first order.
His new spectacles were not in evidence. A hitch in the process. Bugger DAMN & all those enraged expletives. On the strength of it, I got my new nose-piece for my spectacles gratis, in lieu of an apology. I suppose you win some, & you lose some!
I have been checking my posts for a year ago. It seems I displayed a more cheery disposition. Was I lying?? HaHa!
I almost forgot....
the day's preoccupation with
The Pogues, with Kirsty MacColl, singing A Fairytale In New York.
What a great REAL song.