'tis often the case that the month of December, with it's short dark days and long cold nights, finds many creatures adrift, on the lookout for a safe place to stay; sometimes for a longer period, other times just for the night.....it just so happens that this is indeed the case in our household, as of today.....after a long day in the office I came home to a warm and busy welcome: Julie of Threading the Dog informed me a couple of weeks ago I was to expect the arrival of certain small beings looking for 'a place to stay' and then she asked me to forget she'd mentioned this, which I promptly did. So imagine my surprise on entering our house this evening to find the kitchen full of birds, the odd cow and a stray horse. My husband sighed a huge sigh of relief as soon as he saw me and said, 'Darling, we seem to have visitors'.......Followed by a 'they appear to be hungry, or something......', whereupon he managed to sneak out of the kitchen into the living room where he settled on the settee in front of the telly and instantly turned deaf to the clamour that arose from the assembled group. To be honest I couldn't really tell what they were on about, so I nodded in sympathy and did a lot of 'hmmmm, hmmmm-ing' ( a trick I learnt from aforementioned husband) ................. when all of a sudden they became very quiet and I realised they must be very tired after the long, arduous journey over the ocean. Without further ado I swept them all together and tucked them snugly in a basket on top of some beautiful fabrics they had taken with them (amazingly polite and thoughtful of them to bring their own sheets! they have also managed to smuggle loads of food in their luggage, which helps a lot in the organisation of the studio-Christmas dinner - which you all know I'm kind of nervous about)
|coffee & biscuits|
|huddled together in the basket just before they fell asleep|
All is calm once more for they are fast asleep, I'll let them sleep in tomorrow morning. Plenty of time to introduce them to the gang in the studio once they're up and running. As we didn't know when to expect them no body will be missing them just yet.......
....and now for a bit of music to shake loose those legs and let the mind wander free....
What an absolutely wonderful surprise !
Exactly Jennifer!! with a little help from friends like you and Julie, the Project is taking care of itself (almost)
And thanks for the link, but really, the song was in my head before ever I got to the end of the post (one of the advantages of terrible hearing is that I have a non-stop soundtrack in my head that it is easily influenced to switch songs)
it always did, wanting to slip my
hand under his shirt, that waist band,
ahhh, no one like him...
Glad they went to your house, there had been some murmurings about backpacking through Europe but in the end, no one could figure out how to get the backpack on.
Merry xmas to all in Wonderland.
ah yes quite, Julie, they didn't mention to me they hadn't let on where they were all heading! They are all very much okay now and becoming used to life continental time, making new friends and getting used to their spot in the studio. They'll be here at least for the holidays. Who knows if maybe one day they do decide to explore Europe, back back or no