Today is the day! The big reveal, when everyone who participated in my Green White Elephant Gift Exchange reveals their goodies. Oh my it has been lots of fun hearing from people and who got what. Please check out the bloggers who participated to see for yourself what great little gifts found new homes.
But first I want to say a word or two about irony. First I should give you what I believe to be the most fitting definition of irony for my situation that I have found. According to Websters online dictionary irony definition 3A1: incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result. Another way to look at irony or an ironic situation is to think of Alanis Morrisette's song Isn't ironic?"it's a black fly in your Chardonnay, it's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife, it's like meeting the man of your dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife" It's like throwing a blogger gift exchange and not getting your present. And may I just say this now and for the record, I know this blogger, I trust this blogger and I know she mailed the present.
Ironic. It's like throwing a blogger gift exchange and then remembering later that you are saddled with the worst contract mailman in the history of the USPS. I swear this guy throws a dart at his route on a dart board and that's where he delivers to that day. It's never a schedule. Or daily. And uh God forbid you put a letter IN the box to go out, because he wouldn't deign to touch mail. That is ironic, no? This is the mailman who left my son's stereo system sitting in the back of the post office for 5 weeks and "forgot it" THEN left us a first notice to pick it up with the original received date on it and wrote "been here for 5 weeks!" on the pick up slip. Oh I have complained and I will be complaining again. SO I have no reveal today but sooner or later I will have one or the hide of contract carrier. **Insert evil grin here.** Or both.
Onwards! This is the list of bloggers who participated. Please check them out, leave a comment and enjoy their writing!
All the Small Stuff
The Queen of My House
Just add Walter
Keeping up with the Schultz Family
Heather in SF
Healthy Wife Crazy Life
Dinner at Christina's
Lick the Bowl Good
OK I have one more piece of irony for you. I live next to the stop sign that everybody runs. No one ever stops and I feel like I am constantly watching cars roar through the intersection. I have called parents of kids who run it. I shake my fist at them and have been known to occasionally raise a broom in anger (I take after my Grandmother that way). These stop sign runners are the BANE of my peaceful outdoor existence. So here is the irony: I'm admiring my tree tonight, also avoiding writing about irony when I look beyond the tree and see a car practically float through the intersection. Then it slammed on the brakes. Turned in our driveway. And my son was home. Yes the SAME son who has witnessed my screaming, spit flinging stop sign runners hissy fits. THAT same son ran the stop sign. Ironic.
Oh cans/candy canes for comments is over!! I'll tally it up later my brain is fried! I also have some more quick and easy Christmas presents for kids. And a Buche de Noel. Then? I NAP!
We also celebrated Winter Solstice today by having a small bonfire and beating on some drums. I even pulled out my mandolin and plucked out a few small tunes. I need lessons but it is still fun. We got about 6 hours of ambient light today, no direct sun, we had cloud coverage. Usually we have 4 hours of the sun skipping behind the mountains and about 1 hour on either side of brighter sky.
Peace and Love,
UPDATE: so it looks as if only 2 bloggers got their gifts...hmmmm I'd like to know if anybody else got theirs but they HAVE TO CHECK THEIR EMAIL for that to happen. **sigh**