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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bring Out Your Misfits!


Oh, this holiday season is just too much, isn’t it? The cooking, the cleaning, the Weather Channel Updates…

And just think how busy it would’ve been if we had actually attended the Christmas festivities!

The Midwestern states were gripped by a winter storm these last few days, throwing kinks into any plan you had between Wednesday and Saturday. Minnesota was blanketed in almost two feet of snow, South Dakota closed a number of roads, and the last person out of Iowa turned out the lights.

I may be exaggerating a wee bit.

But there’s no denying that the storm kept us from attempting the drive to the family Christmas, and Willie and I were forced to batten down the hatches and drink margaritas.

All of this, of course, has just made me all the more ready for Misfit Christmas. The chowder is in the crock pots, the pile of slippers at the front door is ready for the obligatory shedding of the boots, and it’s not just the sidewalks that are on ice.

Bring on the dancing elves.

24 comments:

Irish Gumbo said...

Better than bringing out the dead! I wanna come to your house, 'cause I got my Misfit face on!

Merry Christmas, Pearl, and a smashing New Year!

otin said...

Margaritas and quiet?? That sounds like the perfect gift!!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Sorry you weren't able to travel. But your Misfit festival sounds like great fun!

Under the Influence said...

Misfit Christmas sounds awesome. So does the snow - all we got in OH was cold rain. Blech. But at least my family was able to make it to our house!

Douglas said...

You were exaggerating? South Dakota didn't close some roads? The rest all seemed plausible enough. You had a White Christmas! Wonderful! You are so fortunate. Did you thaw out Bing Crosby and let him sing? I would have. I never had a White Christmas until I moved to Jacksonville, FL. And then I had to work so I ended up stuck in church traffic trying to get back across the only bridge that was open that day.

Pass me a margarita, will you?

Ms Sparrow said...

Yeah, we still haven't had our family Christmas yet either. All the gifts are sitting here and a ton of food. I'll have to feed all the neighbors!

Brian Miller said...

you are making enough margaritas to share right? we made it, through freezing rain, but we made it...

CatLadyLarew said...

Chowder, drinks on ice and dancing elves? I'm in!

powdergirl said...

Can I come? I'm sure I've got an elf costume around here somewhere...

Secretia said...

I could be forced to drink a large pitcher of them it gets dark tonite!

Barbara Blundell said...

your house looks very nice

Tempo said...

Oh you poor thing...having to stay home with a pitcher of alcohol in the peace and quiet... The suffering you must be enduring!!!

Jon said...

sounds like a curse that you had to stay home and drink margaritas!

;)

hope you're having a nice holiday season

secret agent woman said...

There are far worse things that could happen to you than having to cuddle in and drink margaritas.

The Retired One said...

I was surprised that so far, the U.P. was spared from the storms. WE are usually the ones whining and putting another log on the fire...
I think it is still heading our way later this week, though.
Thanks for the tips...I'll get the blender ready!!

justsomethoughts... said...

i would say you're better off, bu i dont know how the throckmortons roll.

hope you enjoyed it.

Jayne Martin said...

Don't hate me because I live in California and it's 72 degrees... Sometime during the year we will experience mud slides, fire storms and earthquakes, but for now it's a pretty nice Christmas.

On the other hand, you did have a perfect excuse to avoid travel and thus avoid pissing everyone off by staying home. I just refused to drive anywhere and now have to lived with the wrath of the pissed off.

mapstew said...

We had a bit of frost here!

(That your house? How beautiful!)

xxx

Amber Star said...

We had our first ever blizzard on Christmas Eve and it was still there today! Not having had a lot of snow in my lifetime for me to get sick of it...well, we enjoyed it a lot and it was so cold. My kids did get on their way home to Galveston this morning. I now know I never want to live where it that cold all the time in the winter. Nope. I'd just have to take up drinking margaritas and all.

If that is your home it is very beautiful with the decorations.

Happy New Year.

Amber Star said...

and it probably is very beautiful without the decorations, too.

@eloh said...

I've had my eye on that storm.. sister and daughter all caught up in it... makes me glad I gave it all up... though sometimes.......there is a certain draw to those times when the world can not ask anything of us.

ladyfi said...

Lots of snow in Sweden too. Still it was nice just staying at home with the elves...

My name is PJ. said...

"The last person out of Iowa turned out the lights" I laughed the raucous, ugly laugh......

Pearl said...

It IS my house, yes! I am compelled to decorate it all year long: fake (duh) poinsettias, pine boughs, and velvet bows in the winter, fake irises in March, marigolds, pansies, various vines and whatever I can get my hands on in the summer. :-)