Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas at the Palace

Christmas is over and we're pooped..........
Yup, absolutely...um......cool, you can see my tummy!
I have been practising on my beautiful new purple bicycle - it's all coming back...slowly....
And my new little friend Mac gained a new teddy bear pal - I'm toying with the name Marmaduke...too much for a little bear, d'ya think?
And the $64M question: Did the tree survive?
Yup :-)
Mind you, MB tested my patience by spilling red wine twice, including on my irreplaceable Bangladeshi Christmas table runner. Luckily it all came out with lengthy soaking and washing.
About two weeks before Christmas I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (hence the downturn in blogging), so I have catered this Christmas with a wrist brace - makes the simplest tasks impossible by forcing the wrist into the correct position to relieve the pressure on the median nerve. Lucky there was only the two of us :-)
cq

22 comments:

Bob-kat said...

Lil bear looks very snug sat there with Mac, it seems he has settled in well :)

Glad you are enjoying your pupple bike adn also astounded to hear that your tree lasted! [gasp]

CyberKitten said...

MERRY Christmas CQ. Glad that (though amazed) the tree survived. Maybe Charlie is becoming.... mature?

Dara said...

Sounds lovely and low-key (except for the wrist brace). The bike looks luscious - I haven't ridden one in years but had a dream a few weeks ago of riding one. Where I live now is a very popular bicycling area, so who knows....? Hello from Michele's!

retardedrugrat said...

Hon, thank you thank you thank you for Shanti! She has the top honor of sitting on my pillows!

Unlike your tree, mine didn't survive! All the tinsel was pulled gleefully off the bottom, followed in short order by all the baubles that Adina could reach. So last night, I took it all down and packed it away for another year.

As for Adina's eye, the one cleared up, but now the infection is in her other eye. Ugh!

Keeping my fingers crossed for good news for Pandora.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

They all look worn out.

Our tree survived, but the lights on it did not. They have failed to work from Christmas morning onwards.

retardedrugrat said...

Psssst, there's something for you over at my place :D

I promise you don't have to copy/paste anything :P

gemma said...

The tree is lovely and long lived. The pooped pets are so adorable. Looks like a Merry Christmas was had by all. Michele sent me. This is a great place to visit.

kenju said...

Thanks for the visit, CQ. I love your sleeping kitties and I'm sorry to hear that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Will you have the surgery for it? I know a few people who did, and it was successful for them.

Dianne said...

Love the pooped pet pics. I came here from kenju's and now have one more place I love to visit.

there's some kitty pics and the story of my little guy over at my place - would be honored if you visit.

and the tree looks great!

Nikki-ann said...

I think Marmaduke is a perfect name for the little bear :)

Fluke Starbucker said...

Merry Christmas, you crazie queen, you. Have a happy New Year, too.

I found my cat sleeping in our Christmas tree the other day...

belle said...

well done for suggesting the mega M&G- here from Michele's to say hello

Love the pooped kit and the purple bike ...

love
belle

Just a trumpet player said...

Michele sent me to wish you Happy Holidays!!

Going to snoop around a bit...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Michele sent me back; have you all recovered now?

Brian said...

Michele sent me back to see the aftermath. Poor kitties, all worn out.

barbie2be said...

CTS can be such a pain.... literally and figuratively. my BFF has it too.

michele sent me to wish you a happy new year!

Bob-kat said...

So, has the bear accepted Marmaduke as his name? :) I'm sure he'd bear enough to handle it!

Michele thinks so too :)

Hope you are having a good time Hon!

Sara said...

The purple bike is great! My favorite color...Oh, I see Charlie...he's a big ham isn't he??? How many tummy rubs did that pose elicit?

Oracle said...

Hey CQ,

Thanks for stopping by sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel I have never experienced it but I hope it doesnt bring you too much pain.

Im glad you enjoyed your own time this christmas sometimes its needed, it was a really weird thing for me to be settled and that in itself will take some getting used to.

all the best

L

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Michele sent me by to see your NEW BEAR And to congratylate you on The Tree Survival...! (lol) Dear Charlie....Just not interested this yesr?

Come on by and take a peek....I put up a picture of one of your favorites....!
A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY DEAR PAL!

kenju said...

Michele sent me back to see your purple bike again. I'd love to ride one, but the seat would have to be BIG!

Lazy Daisy said...

Looks like it was a lovely Christmas at the palace. I'm glad that new purple bike is getting some road time. Come by and check out my Christmas pictures from Virginia, New York and Canada. Wishing you a peaceful, healthy New Year my friend.