A Merry Christmas, and happy holiday to you all.

(This might explain why I'm claustrophobic.)

I wish you all peace, love and joy this holiday season. May your cookies not go to your hips, may your gatherings be joyful and may you laugh until you cry.

It's Christmas Day evening and I am sitting in front of the fireplace warming my feet and my soul. I have successfully eaten the last of the shrimp mousse, the chocolate truffles from the Witman Sampler, the last two pieces of the sour dough baguette, some Camembert cheese and I have not been to the gym in six days. S.I.X. The floor is still covered with wrapping paper, boxes, ribbons and bags, and I don't plan on picking them up until tomorrow.

Sleep well my friends, and I hope your day was very, very merry.


SkylersDad said...

Merry Christmas my friend!

Everyday Goddess said...

Merry Christmas Bliss-ings!

As soon as I get the Galloping Gourmet DVD boxed set, I'm coming over!


J.J. in L.A. said...

Hmm...I'm claustrophobic too - and not a fan of Christmas. I have some questions for my mom, let me tell you! ; )

Merry Christmas, hon!!!

Notes From ABroad said...

Merry Merry ~
Today was hot, there was no breeze, no traffic so there are good things about Christmas in the middle of the effing summer.
Next Christmas I hope to be somewhere cold ... or else.
We ate too much good food today- thanks to my needing to cook to get over my annoyance with the weather.
Santa was good to us this year, we are alive, so is the dog and the kids are well. I am learning not to ask for too much :)
Love you. C

shrink on the couch said...

Oh, I hope all of your Christmas wishes come true. Especially the one about cookies staying off the hips!

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Deb.

Rick Daley said...

Merry Christmas!

Friends and wine go hand-in-hand
Or glass-in-hand, as it may be
I really can’t tell right now
For I’m so drunk I see in threes


The vine begets the grape
The grape begets the wine
Our friends be gettin’ glasses
And I be fillin’ mine

Sandee said...

Merry Christmas honey. :)

Cheryl Lage said...

Sounds blissful.

My paper's picked up, my dog's at my feet asleep...the kids upstairs asleep. Husband's on the other end of the couch...champagne at my side.

(and the guilty pleasure of the Michael Hutchence bio on VH1---)

The last week of 2010 is off to a lovely start, isn't it? ;)

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Much love to you today!

Pseudo said...

Cheese, wine, prime rib, crab. A quiet day where everyone was mostly happy. Including the dog who somehow got out, escaped to the park, and pretended to act to all his dog friends like it was OK for him to be there on his own...

Merry Christmas Vodka. I wish you joy, peace, lots of laughter, and new beginnings in 2011.


Cheryl said...

Glad it's getting easier, sweet thang.

May the days grow brigher
And your burdens be lighter.


Kathy's Klothesline said...

The merriest to you! The mes will wait!

LegalMist said...

Merry Christmas to you, too. :)

Ellie Belen Ambrose said...

I feel sublime when the day is done, the mess can wait, and I go can go over the day in my head. And winding down with a glass of wine helps too.

That Janie Girl said...

Merry Christmas, my friend! Love you!

Sharon Rose said...

Merry Christmas night! Or morning I should say. Everyone has gone home and the house is strangely quiet.

Elenka said...

Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for keeping me entertained all year. Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

jessica said...

i commented yesterday and now it's gone, i probably forgot to hit send. just like i forgot to put water in the pot with my eggs this morning. fried eggs in a shell anyone?
oh well, the comment was far too clever to repeat (i'm sure) so i'll just say thank you for thinking of us on christmas as we are thinking of you :)

Joanie said...

Merry Christmas, VM!!

I solved the mess problem.... Christmas morning at my daughter's house! Now she can clean up the mess.

Now if I can just get hot water, life would be terrific!

Karen Harrington said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year To you, my friend! I wish you much success and peace in the the coming year.

duffylou said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day. It was well deserved.

Merry day after Christmas!

Sue said...

I hope your Christmas was indeed a very MERRY one for you. There is something magical about Christmas. I woke up this morning, exhausted. We did Christmas breakfast & dinner at my house. As I woke up, I thought to myself, "what do I have to do today"? Then quickly said to self, "shit, I have to work"!!

Take care, Sue

Elaine said...

Merry Christmas Dear Friend! You have been on my mind. Hope you are well and will have many things to look forward to in the New Year.

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Boxing Day as well. Get lots of rest (if you can) and enjoy your Christmas vacation!