Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Bad News and the Good News

  I'm all dressed up with nowhere to go.That's the bad news part.

We got a bunch of snow in Colorado, and there's just no way I can have pixies trying to drive in this stuff tonight.

 So we're having to cancel the big, annual Christmas party at Wightwick Manor this evening.

I am totally bummed.

The good news, is that it's all supposed to melt off by this weekend, so we're going to have the music recital, put on by the students of the Wylde Kingdom School of Music, at the Manor this weekend instead! So that'll be nice.

It's no Christmas party, but it's okay. I'd never forgive myself if someone got hurt trying to get to the party tonight.

And that leads us into the GOOD news!

C&M called me and said there was a huge, wooden crate there for me! So I headed straight over!

Harley met me at the door and told me I had "a major award."  Which I told her was ridiculous, because I hadn't entered any contests or anything. And then I saw it...

It is! It's a Major Award!!!

Oooh, Fra-Gee-Lay! It must be Italian!

While Harley got me tools for crate opening, I checked out the gift tag on the package. This is from my awesome Lati friends and their companion, Zorropirate, way up in Canada!  (The wrapped present will be going straight under my tree at home. I'll open it Christmas Eve!)

Harley returned with tools, and I was ready for crate destruction opening.

But really, I just had to cut the top wire on the crate was all. Not hard to get into. And there it was! In all of it's beauty!!!

My very own LEG LAMP!!! Straight out of A Christmas Story (which is one of my favorite holiday movies of all time.)  It was made by my buddy Zorropirate and her Lati army. So amazing! So COOL!!!

Harley figured out the light switch for me and there it was!!!

A lamp of indescribable beauty!!!

It shall dwell in the big, bay window of C&M for at least the holidays. Maybe forever. I can't wait for Clara to see it!!! It's so beautiful!

Zorropirate and Canadian Latis: thank you SO MUCH!!! It's so wonderful, and I love it more than I can even tell you. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And Merry Christmas!!!

- Miri


  1. Zorropirate1:25 PM


    Miri I am so sorry to hear of your party being cancelled for this evening, sometimes life has other plans for you.

    I am so happy the lamp fits in your front window just like we'd envisioned!!!

  2. Hey Zorropirate! Thank you so much! I'm so glad you think it looks as good in that window as I do. It's AWESOME!!! Thank you so much!!!

    And yeah. It's a bummer about the party, but I just can't risk anyone getting hurt trying to get there. As I was just telling a friend, we've already got ONE ghost in the Manor, we don't need any more!

  3. Sorry your party got snowed out, but it seems like the right thing to do. It's great that C&M is convenient for you to get to without worrying about the snow! What an interesting lamp. Gotta confess that I haven't watched "A Christmas Story" - maybe I'll catch it this year and see what it's about. We end up watching A Christmas Carol and It's A Wonderful Life and The Santa Clause and all the old claymations and cartoons -time to add something "new!"

  4. Oh wow, I was thinking 'leg lamp' when I saw the crate and the I-Tal-ian on it, lol. I love that movie! and what a great replica in miniature! congrats!

  5. So sorry about the party, but congrats on the lamp! The Christmas Story is one of our all time favorites! Seeing your lamp gave me the biggest smile!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Wow, I have never seen a leg lamp before, having not seen The Christmas Story...must add that to our 'to watch' list. Sorry to hear about the cancelled party, but sounds like it was a wise decision. Hopefully the concert will be a great success.

  7. Hello from Spain: this lamp is very beautiful and original. I feel that your plans are canceled. Happy Christmas. Keep in touch

  8. Looks awesome! Congrats on your Italian made award.

  9. How fun! Ma got me some building blocks to make a fort or house with (I don't know, been awful busy since I returned from vacation), and other stuff that's so cool. No lamps that I know of, yet.