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It isn’t Christmas until…

Lisa gets here. But where is she? She was supposed to arrive at PDX at 8:20 am today. Her luggage arrived. However, we got a phone call at 6:15 am. She missed her flight. After trying to get on with standby for the next two flights, she became discouraged and went home and hopped in her car and she is due to fly into town via the Saab about 10 pm tonight.

So, I had to amuse myself in other ways. I finished my shopping and wrapping of presents.


I made a batch of cranberry macaroons:


Then, we went downtown and stopped at Trinity to pick up my Creche, which came out of the kiln this afternoon. On Wednesday night, I did a rush job of glazing since I missed last Wednesday while I hung out in the emergency room! Notice Mary’s hair color. She is also wearing my signature color.


Here is a self-portrait showing my new hair color, very similar to Mary’s.


On our way home, I tugged on my earrings. Oops, notice the blue earring above? This is what was on my other ear!


I am on a serious senile track. Would you believe that I sent out a bunch of Christmas cards with our Santa Rosa address as the return address?

Now, I am going to settle down and watch Kaladega Nights and wait for Lisa to arrive. Then, it will be Christmas!

7 Responses to “It isn’t Christmas until…”

  1. Tinuviel says:

    Oh Gerrie,
    You rock. I so miss your sense of humour. How did you like Talladega nights? Personally, I laughed my ass off. But, those are my people so it’s okay to laugh & point at them. Sounds like a great Christmas. New Year’s Blessings to you!!

  2. rayna says:

    Wishing you and Lisa the best Christmas ever. She is a brilliant photographer and a kindred spirit! I take pictures of graffiti and old/abandoned stuff wherever I go. Here’s a book she needs if she doesn’t already have it:
    Stencil Graffiti by Tristan Manco, published by Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-28342-7.

  3. Judy says:

    It was great to hear that Lisa had finally arrived! Poor baby…I know she must have been stressed driving all that way, but now she’s “home”!
    Best wishes for the finest Christmas ever and the happiest and healthiest new year!

  4. Karoda says:

    Have fun Gerrie! Wishing you and yours Peace during the holidays!

  5. terry grant says:

    I hope Lisa has arrived, safe and sound. Ray is flying home today and called an hour ago to say he is still at JFK waiting for the plane to arrive that will take him to Seattle. Then my sister will pick him up and drive down. When he called they were predicting an hour and a half delay. Hmmmm. May not see him until tomorrow.

  6. teri says:

    Ummm… I believe that’s Taledega Nights…..

    How the heck did Lisa manage to get her luggage on the flight but not herself??

    Here’s praying she makes it expeditiously!!

    Merry Merry (and I LOVE anything with cranberries!!)


  7. Cranberry macaroons sound good. How do you make them?

    Christine Thresh
    on an island in the California Delta