Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas greetings

Wishing you all the best of the season and happiness in the new year.
(hey, isn't that Jim?)

We're enjoying our first Christmas in the new house. This is our biggest tree ever, as usual an evergreen cut from the large selection of trees on our land. The Hermit thought this white pine looked a bit Charlie Brown-ish, but I think it looks magnificent with the lights. And he can just go out there in 0 degree weather and 2 foot deep snow and find a better one if he wants! :)

Speaking of Charlie Brown, I bought myself a couple of Christmas presents on iTunes. I got the soundtrack from "A Charlie Brown Christmas". It's "gotta have" Christmas music around here. I also got Bela Fleck and the Flecktones' "Jingle All The Way". It is fast becoming my favorite Christmas album. Their version of "Twelve Days of Christmas" is pure genius; only the Flecktones would have thought of playing each of the twelve verses in a different key, time signature, and musical style. The whole album is pure musical joy.

And, this just happens to be my 1000th post!


Jim said...

Merry Christmas you guys and Happy Post 1000!

I just love seeing the progress on you house and thinking how enjoyable it must to finally be in it, even if it's not finished.

Our place is still under renovation, with only the living floor done and a kitchen and laundry-room/pantry to remodel.

I have another great beer I may try and send you before the year is over.

Thanks for continuing your visits to Earth Home Garden even though I've been pretty inconsistent with keeping up with comments.

Peace & Love

Deb said...

Hi Jim- It's so good to hear from you! But you avoided the question: Does that Santa not bear some resemblance to you? ;)

Great beers are always welcome around here. We finally found a semi-local store owner who will special order Anderson Valley Hop Ottin for us.

Have a great Christmas, you guys. And a very happy new year. :)

Jim said...


I missed the fine print.

Yes, I do see the resemblance!!!

Oh boy, I just re-read my previous comment, nice spelling & grammar Jim!

Can you tell I've been sippin' the Christmas cheer?

Deb said...

Jim- You and me both. ;) I better get off the blog, I've got presents to wrap! Cheers!

MojoMan said...

Merry Christmas, Deb. The pine looks great in that soaring space. And, it's not Christmas without Vince Giraldi!

Jayne said...

A merry, merry Christmas you to you yours Deb! Love your little Charlie Brown tree!

Kathie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I, too, think the tree is perfect.

Richard said...

Merry Christmas Deb and Happy 1000.

RuthieJ said...

Merry Christmas Deb!
I think your Christmas tree looks good! I bet it makes your new house smell so nice too.
1000 posts? WOW! Congratulations!

word verification: celebra
(a holiday reference or some new type of women's underwear??)

dharma bum said...

Merry Christmas, Deb and family! And happy 1000th post. That's pretty amazing, and there sure have been a lot of great ones.

I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday.

Floridacracker said...

I hope you had a happy Christmas!
Congrats on that 1000th post. This is one of my favorite stops in the blogiverse.

Deb said...

MojoMan- Amazing how that music has worked its way into our collective Christmas psyche. I love how it blends the joy and the melancholy of the season.

Jayne- I keep looking at it,

Kathie- Thank you! Hope your holiday was wonderful.

Richard- Thanks. I've really enjoyed your blog this year.

RuthieJ- Next year I have to remember to cut a bunch of balsam boughs. Now that would be heavenly!

Dharma Bum- Hope you had a great holiday. It was great to meet you this year!

FC- I am honored to be one of your favorite blog stops. You're an awesome blogger yourself.