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Medieval Lady

Mad Christmas Cackles

Today we had the Annual Ritual Shopping Excursion (more on that later, I hope). Much fun, and the occasional spontaneous translocation sideways into a shoestore when Other Family Types were spotted heading in my direction. Bwa ha ha.

Am currently cackling with mad Christmas-y glee at having gotten the Sekrit Surprize Presents wrapped and under the tree. Yes, indeed. Fifty-five gallon rain barrel included, bwa ha. Which Intrepid Sibling finds almost as amusing as I do. Rigged up a construction with two large boxes from the attic, did a lot of festive draping with red wrapping paper, stuck the familial giant green bow on top, and carefully brought the entire contraption out into the living room. Good thing it's light enough to heft, even with boxes, because it was too wide to fit between the piano and end table, and I'm not sure that the folks would have been able to sleep through rushed moving about of furniture.

Sibster thinks that they won't know what it is. She further suggests that they might believe it to be some kind of outdoor shower arrangement, on account of the spigot.
Medieval Lady

We're not tardy, we're exotic

*looks around shiftily* You know, in Spain, the presents are first exchanged on January 6th, because that's Epiphany, and they feel that the day on which the Three Kings actually brought presents to Jesus is an appropriate day for people in general to bring presents to other people.

I would just like to note that on that schedule, we are doing very well this year with the sending out of packages and presents and things.