Sunday, December 21, 2008

Four Wise Mice

Happy Solstice!

I know it's not just me, but for some reason this year hasn't felt particularly Christmasy; several people have remarked on this, including mom. My own reasons are sort of indefinable, though the weather may have something to do with it. We've had rain for about three days straight, and today the sun finally came out; I feel like changing the words of "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" to "I'm Dreaming of a Wet Christmas", but it ends up sounding... erm... risque. Besides the weather, PBS has insisted on airing the same pablum for its now almost incessant pledge drive, which has gone on for the past four weeks (at least!). You'd think, given the time of year, they'd find a way to air something slightly holiday-related and still use it as a vehicle for fundraising. But... no. So no "The Nutcracker" this year, and definitely no Vicar of Dibley holiday specials.
Instead, I've been busy knitting and making cookies. The gingerbread mice pictured above came about because I couldn't find the little gingerbread man cookie cutter, but this worked just as well; there are also some little gingerbread holly leaves and pine trees, but I thought the mice were a bit more picturesque. :P


teabird said...

Gingerbread cookies would be delicious even if they were shaped like lizards!

Rachael said...

*giggles at your risque Christmas carol*

I hope things dry out for you. My parents are in Virginia right now and they say it's been nothing but cold, wet and rainy there too.

Also, I love your gingerbread mice. They are epic and genius...

theyarnwhisperer said...

I thought maybe it was just me who felt like it wasn't particularly Christmasy this year. I thought maybe with my abundant list of aches and ailments that perhaps that was the culprit for my lack of jolliness. I do have to admit that this is the first year where I felt like solstice was more "my holiday" than Christmas and perhaps that had something to do with it.
I'm on several medications, but I'm starting to feel some better. (aside from the fact that I totally screwed up a hat I was making in Tahki Taos) I gotta get my act together.... you and I have a birthday coming up!