On the Third Day of Christmas

While we do love our readers, we don’t have three French hens for you.  Wouldn’t it be an interesting post if we found our versions of all the things from the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?  It would probably take us most of the year to perform this quest; I’ll remember it as long as I can!  I should put an appointment every week in Google calendar; modern technology does take some of the annoyance out of getting older.

We’re back to real life again after Christmas; however, we still have a couple of pictures that didn’t get mentioned in time for Christmas.  Let’s enjoy them first:

Santa DecorationHe has such an enthusiastic expression on his face, which is unexpected for a man as busy as St. Nick is at Christmas.  I guess it could be a favorite cookie on a plate (unlikely), or maybe he has noticed some spiked eggnog left as a treat.  My best bet is that some sex kitten is sitting by the chimney singing “Santa Baby” to him as he enters the room.  Check out the link to hear Eartha Kitt’s smokin’ hot version from the early ’50s. Rawr!!

Okay, Santa looks interested, but what’s the deal with his old friend Frosty?

Angry the snowman isn't all that happy about snowDespite the smile, poor Frosty looks pretty grumpy!  It has something to do with his expression–that squinky left eye or perhaps the mashed carrot nose.  Hopefully there isn’t a sudden burst of warm sunny weather heading his way.

Okay, onward to our main mission–the regular nonholiday stuff, and do we ever have a bunch of it!

There really isn’t any way to convey the size of this Harlequin black and gold pin:

Black and Gold Harliquin Sun broochexcept to tell you it’s perched on my ample thigh!  It was just as heavy as it looks and probably six to eight inches long.  If you dared to pin it to a sweater, you would run the risk of indecent exposure via your stretched-out neck hole (just as a FYI do not ever Google the words “neck hole” as I did researching the correct term for that part of a sweater!).

This is the picture of what got me started on the Twelve Days of Christmas idea:

Four birds in a daisy treeI so wanted it to be a partridge in a pear tree, but really there are four birds, and none of them a partridge.  Not to mention that the daisy-like bush in no way resembles a pear tree.  It just goes to show you how weird the workings of my brain are–and no I wasn’t on pain meds either, although it would make a good excuse.  I am sort of worried about the upside down bird, clinging to its branch; hope he can get straightened out.

We had seen a similar picture in the past, and commented on it:

Gollum the waiter paintingThen Sheila, a fellow blogger, garage sale enthusiast, and reader, sent us a picture of this same fellow, and we danced a jig for being spared the sight of Gollum the bartender’s twin brother.  Well, we recently saw our own version of the Gollum waiter, and we hope it’s the same one Sheila saw more than a year ago, transplanted to our Goodwill.  Surely, there couldn’t be two of them!!?  Now more than ever, make it a double, Precious!

We aren’t sure why people do this, but it’s the best one we’ve ever seen:

Mrs Butterworth bottle repaintWe had to laugh at the hat that was fashioned out of Mrs. Butterworth’s screw-on top.  All in all, a very creditable painting job; it took us a few minutes to even decide it was a Mrs. Butterworth bottle.  Of course, we have to ask what would you do with it after you dragged it home?

Let’s bring in 2014 with something good:

Lovely old waffle ironI don’t know why you need a waffle iron the size of a Buick, but if you do, this is the one for you.  The little dial says cold, bake, and hot.  I hope that conveyed information to the cook of yesteryear, because I’m not exactly sure at what temperature you would want to add the batter.  I do admire its shininess, and the engraving at either end of the top.  It probably still works, although the plug might be a little terrifying.

Thank you all for another wonderful bloggy year!  It wouldn’t be any fun to write this blog without our wonderful readers who egg us on with their comments and pictures.  Kathy and I wish each and every one of you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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6 Responses to On the Third Day of Christmas

  1. LOL! Now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure I took the “Gollum waiter” picture at the ARC in Fort Collins, that day we came up to shop with you. So it could be the same one!

  2. I have to admit that I am intrigued by the industrial waffle iron. It certainly looks robust. Though, sadly, I just don’t have the counter top nor cabinet space for it. Maybe some young, budding housewife will stumble upon it and give it a good home?

    • kathy & deb says:

      I admire them too–but I rarely eat waffles and they do take up a LOT of room! It was gone, so hopefully it has a new home and a large hungry family.

  3. tkarengold says:

    The waffle maker was used in mental hospitals as a treatment for hysteria when not in use making waffles. That’s when the cold setting was used. I don’t know the part/s of the body involved, however.
    Happy New Year and thanks for the laughs.

    • kathy & deb says:

      Eeeekk, I’ll just make waffles, thanks very much! Thanks so much for reading our posts AND sharing your thoughts. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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