In excelsis Deo

santasThe song that everyone loves to hate. I hate “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” but there are complicated reasons for that. When I was a kid in the yooperland and there used to be snow and stuff like that, my dad would drive our little family around town to look at the light displays. WSOO would play Christmas music during the season and I would be sitting in the back seat of my parents’ car looking at lights and listening to music.

I was brought up as a member of the United Methodist [mainstream] protestant church and I loved to sing hymns and Christmas carols there. I have been an agnostic since I was a small child (so was my dad) but my lot in life seems to be large Catholic families. <3 <3 <3 to them, including the CFam that I married into. It is a HAPPY lot in life.

I liked most of the Christmas music they played on the radio but I got excited when they played songs like the little drummer boy. I loved the song and its rather different harmonies. And I identified with the lyrics. I didn’t have anything to give either. Except that I was sitting there in the back of whatever automotive vee-hickle we owned at that time, in a warm coat and hat and boots and mittens and whatever.

Anyway, this place was as dusty as all get-out from our renovation prodject so we both worked like heck to clean things up. Somebody cleaned up the mus crap under the sink (thank you very much) and there was much vacuuming and dusting (really) and I put all of my crystal candle holders in the dishwasher. And then we walked downtown for a snacky lunch at the Griz. We picked up a couple of ducks at Argus Farms, which yer fav-o-rite blahgger schlepped all the way up the hill to home in her backpack. The tree is inside and has lights on it if not any ornaments and I did manage to get “my” Santa collection out.

I’m more than done for the day at this point. I was thinking of walking over to the Plum to pick away at my grokkery list but it was cold today and I am just kind of done. G’night. KW

Oh, and there is still snow in the yooperland in the winter. Just ask my yooper friends about snow the last couple years.

2 Responses to “In excelsis Deo”

  1. Uncly Uncle Says:

    All done?
    Have you tried out the toilet plunger yet? : )

  2. Margaret Says:

    I hate Santa Baby, which is a disgusting excuse for a song. I need to grocery shop ASAP. I will drive my car though, since the store is several miles away.