Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Where Is The Christmas Post?

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The view from my window.
Post? I haven't had any post since last Thursday. I only have four Christmas cards. I had to dig my way out on Monday. Actually that's a lie; I didn't do any digging. That would be silly. A very nice man dug me out on Monday. If I'd been a little more foreward thinking I would have taken a pic of the snow falling into my hallway as I opened the front door. It's not like I couldn't see the snow as the front door is made of glass.
And I still don't know what I'm doing for Christmas as all plans have been snowballed. I'm feeling a little out of salts... and grit... and cat litter... and chocolate [sob]. And I missed my big Christmas hair appointment. To be honest I don't feel very Christmassy; aside from the snow the only sign that it is Christmas are the forebodding trailers of death and destruction for Eastenders. On the upside I have a bag of Chips in the freezer. Sigh.
Personally, I think we should all be doing a lot less of this:


And I should pucker up, dust off my sax, shake off the blues and try to get...


HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

82 comments:

Dave said...

I don't feel very Christmassy yet. But that's because it's still Advent. Christmas doesn't start for another couple of days yet.

At least I know why I haven't had a card from you this year.

MJ said...

A word of advice...

Don't eat the yellow snow.

Scarlet Blue said...

I will send Spring cards and illustrate them with photo's of me in my bunny outfit.
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

It would be interesting to witness someone trying to make yellow snow at the moment... it would freeze before it reached the ground!
Sx

MJ said...

Perhaps Dave could try his hand at writing his name in the snow.

Dave said...

Have just perked up a bit.

*Imagines Scarlet in bunny outfit*

Scarlet Blue said...

Yes Dave, this is your mission for tomorrow... write your name in the snow. And I will start making my bunny outfit.

Sxx

xl said...

I'll send you a card, Miss Scarlet! [need address]

In the interim, Merry Christmas!

xl said...

[back to tick the e-mail box. sorry.]

Scarlet Blue said...

I have a list of people who I meant to exchange addresses with and you were on that list Mr XL.
I feel terribly guilty.
Sxxx

kyknoord said...

I was visited by the ghost of christmas post. It said I wasn't getting any presents.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Kinky: That's it in a nutshell... and nor is anybody else who knows me. It's grim.
Sx

Roses said...

I'm always In the Mood...but as for XMas...I'm just looking forward to the break and more time prone.

fairyhedgehog said...

Happy Christmas!

Vicus Scurra said...

Be careful for what you wish. My christmas card is on its way to you (preceded by a disturbing email missing an attachment).

nick said...

So what if you haven't had enough Christmas cards and you're a tad marooned? Just hunker down, enjoy a few sentimental old movies and knock back a glass or ten of sauvignon blanc. And ignore all the horrid white stuff.

Scarlet Blue said...

Roses: I'm looking forward to the death and destruction on Eastenders!

Fairyhedgehog: and a very Happy Christmas to you too!

Mr Vic: I am surprised at your choice of e-card. I think you have surpassed yourself by dressing up as Father Christmas and the wee kitten curled up on your lap, snoring contentedly, was an inspired idea. I always knew you were a softie!
[Thank you very much it made me snigger!]

Sxxx

Scarlet Blue said...

Nick: I apologise! I do sound a bit whiney. It's not so bad really. I didn't mean to. I'm sure I could have tackled anything if I'd got my hair done!
Sx

Lulu LaBonne said...

I'm never in a Christmas mood. I focus on the solstice and get all Pagan at this time of year

Mitzi said...

The view from your window looks wonderful Scarlet. Very Hannah Hauxwell esque. Do make sure you check the stamps on your Christmas cards, most of mine I've received so far hadn't been put through the franking machine!

Yuletide Felicitations!

EmmaK said...

I feel pretty Christassy but that's because I've been at the eggnogg since the end of November. If your fingers are feeling a bit frozen grab hold of that nice man who dug you out. Merry Christmas darling!

Z said...

You poor love, that's awful. At least the electricity is on so you still have your computer. I'd be very happy to be snowed in once I'd done my shopping, but not until then. Mind you, I've stocked up on a bemusing quantity of wine. I'm not sure what I was thinking of.

B-u-x said...

bah humbux...every year I get less and less in the mood and more and more in the mood for a scrap.

Happy holidays xxx

Happy Frog and I said...

One minute I feel full of the joys of Christmas and the next minute I don't. It's odd! Still I'm sure it will kick in properly when it's time to open presents. I hope your post gets to you soon, that will do the trick I reckon. :-)

Macy said...

OK WHICH joker wished for a White Christmas????....I haven't had post for a fortnight now.
Carrying on with the old lemonade from lemons routine though, I can finally use my "must be lost in the post" routine convincingly :)

moreidlethoughts said...

Well, we don't actually "do" Christmas Chez Dinahmow. It's usually far too hot down here so we opt for a quiet champagne picnic on a beach.
But this year? Practically the whole state is flooded and it aint over yet!
Providing the cyclone doesn't wind up and the Koreans don't start WW III and your snow doesn't go to New York...I shall be airborne on Sunday!
Next comment from the Big Apple!
Happy snowballs to all!

xl said...

"out of salts... and grit... and cat litter... and chocolate"

Perhaps Lulu could load up Hugh and send him over with the necessary supplies?

Eryl said...

Where's Aslan when you need him? Whatever you do for Christmas you'll do it beautifully. Have a good one, X

Tim said...

Great Glenn Miller clip! Do you play baritone, tenor, alto or soprano? (All four I expect.)

Princess said...

Merry Christmas Miss Scarlet.

I'd like to be snowed in for a change, just the once.
If only to be able to write my name in the snow.
Not quite the same effect in the sand
in 30C heat baking on the beach on christmas day.

Wow, that was awkward said...

Happy Holidays! Have fun and be safe!!!

Pat said...

I was all set to shop today and I had a funny turn so stayed put. Then I heard about the earth quake in the Lakes and think it was that because it felt exactly like when we had one in Greece.
The view is quite beautiful. I do hope you get some treats somehow. I'm going to try again tomorrow.

KEVIN JACKSON said...

Lovely icicles photo Miss S! Thought them your frozen lashes at first glance.
Hope icicles outside not in ... and, delighted to read 'they' in person of 'nice man' are digging in to you. Quite right too having a treasure in their midst.
Darn good electricity doesn't freeze isn't it. I say this w feeling as my boiler has given up leaving me nowt but hot-laptop to warm by.
Joyeous Festivities Ms S!!!!!

Ponita in Real Life said...

Hoping things return to some semblance of normalcy soon for you, Scarlet. You need to get your hair done... if not for your looks, then definitely for your state of mind!

The hoar frost is beautiful. I love it when it does that here. And when the sun shines on it, it sparkles like diamonds. The world becomes a jewel...

Wishing you a Happy Christmas... with the return of the post before said day, hopefully! Try not to stress about it too much... take it as a sign that you needed some R&R. xoxo

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Personally, I'm jealous that you get to have a white Christmas. No such luck here. And I think you should embrace your whinyness. It goes hand-in-hand with the season!

WV: Fruloo. Fun to say!

Kevin Musgrove said...

I'm worried that "Christmas hair" is yet another of these euphemisms I'm too unworldly to have picked up on.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Have a Xmas hug. I'm feeling that way inclined, it's been a very odd day.

LL Cool Joe said...

The snow here is a right pain in the arse isn't it? It really puts your whole life on hold. Fortunately I have a Wrangler jeep and it's allowed me some freedom.

Have a wonderful Christmas, enjoy the chips!

Dave said...

Wish I had a view like that outside my window. It's too flat and boring for me here. Am seriously thinking of moving. Would you like a lodger?

BEAST said...

Happy Xmas Miss Scarlet.
When are you going to stuff the turkey ?

Clyde said...

It's going to be close to 100d F here on Xmas day---and the postman keeps bringing those window faced envelopes.
Been to the barber for a number one all over.
The cards havent been ariving like last year, maybe because I didn't send mine til yesterday---just wanted to see who was just sending return cards.
Miss Scarlet, hope you have a wonderful Xmas and that the thaw happens some time soon

Scarlet Blue said...

Yey!!!! Christmas is back on - I've had my hair cut!!!!!

Lulu: Sadly I am often in the Christmas mood at unseasonal times... I started dreaming about baubles in July and peaked in October when I started craving mulled wine [the idea of it... I don't think I've ever drunk a whole glass].

Emmak: I've been on the Bailey's... and have taken your sound advice about the very nice man.

Z: I actually had a premonition when I was in Waitrose, two weeks ago, and went a bit mental stocking up. It's weird because I've never done this before. And yes, alcohol did feature.

Mitzi: I had to look Hannah up on Google... and yes I do feel like her.
I got my post today, my neighbour had to collect it from the sorting office... sadly all the stamps had been franked.

I don't know how this happened... my replies have muddled themselves up...??
I will publish and try to be more orderly...

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

BUX: I know, it's been a funny old year and now it's enforced jollification time.
Anyhow, think of smiling as an anti-aging exercise - that's what I do - works a treat.

Happyfroggy: I've been exactly the same! One minute I'd be going crazy with the glitter glue, red felt and cotton wool... the next I be scanning the internet for a flight away from it all... I have been like this since July though.

Macy: I bet you're sniggering at us down here making such a fuss!
Yep, post is a two way street... I got my Christmas cards off in good time.... but paying the bills may take a little while longer...

Dinah: It's chaos out there!! What is going on with the world? It seems a little more manic than usual.
Good luck for your journey and have a wonderful time!

Sx

Fag break....

Scarlet Blue said...

POO!!! My replies have been eaten. Deep breath. Start again.

Mr XL: All supplies will be gratefully received!

Eryl: I loved the film and the book..but right now I would be happy with a wardrobe full of fur coats.

Tim: I am an alto kinda girl... but it looks like a tenor on me!

Miss Princess: I am jealous! Can we swap.. just for a day or two?

Mr Awkward: And a very Merry Christmas to you too! Have a good one.

Pat: You must be in tune with the environment. I also felt odd yesterday... and feel much better now.
Keep warm!

Sxx

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Kevin: I hope your boiler gets fixed. I will start knitting you a jumper... and I will also send you a hot water bottle.
My heating oil is going down at an alarming rate.... so I might keep the jumper!

Ponita: I hadn't seen a proper hoar frost for years. It stays all day. Us Brits dream about having a white Christmas and when one comes along we're not really equipped to deal with it!
I have had my hair cut and I feel so much better, it was really getting me down.. I know it sounds daft, but I have complicated hair!

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Banish: Well.. us Brits really don't know what to do with the white stuff... actually that's not true... the Scots and the northerners are more hardy than us soft southerners. I'm not so good with a shovel.

Kev: Hugs back!!!
I have my Christmas hair... I just need some tinsel to tuck behind my ears and all will be normal.

Mr Cool: I have gained access to a Discovery Landrover and chaufeur... it has off-road tyres. I consider myself blessed.

Dave: As it's Christmas, how could I refuse? Do you have any hairdressing skills?

Mr Beastie: Soon... and it will be stuffed to perfection... I am a virtuoso stuffer... it's all in the finger action.

Mr Clyde: I want to be ob a beach with you and Princess...
There will be a thaw... everything will be wonderful... I'm sure...*crosses fingers*

Sxxxxxxx

I am logging off now and will be doing a blogging round tomorrow... must get the tree up now.....

Scarlet Blue said...

Apologies for dodgy typos....
Sx

Dave said...

I do cut my own hair, if that's any help.

'Must get the tree up.' Is this a euphemism?

nick said...

Funny how Santa just keeps on trucking year after year. How old is he now? 1000? 2000? There's something fishy going on.

CyberPete said...

Merry Christmas darling! Hope things are looking up. Load up on all stuff to make Irish coffee and everything will be wonderful.

Wish I could send It's a wonderful life and The little princess. Wonderful old movies for the holidays.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: I have a huge tree, Dave. I assembled it myself, with my own fair hands.

Nick: Saint Nicholas is 1663 years old... Modern Santa was first draw by Thomas Nast in a christmas card in 1863 so he is 143 years old...
Good grief, do I have to do all the Googling round here????
Anyhow, yes, Santa is very old... but I can't find any information connecting him with the fishing industry and I have been serching for the past hour.

Pete: Merry Christmas!!! I am looking forward to watching 'Love Actually' - this always makes me go a bit soppy.

Sxxx

Dave said...

I'm sure anything you work on with your own fair hands will be huge.

Debbie said...

I say Tesco Delivery Service - we can't expect you to be in a christmassy mood when you've ran out of chocolate and cat litter!

Hope that young man that dug you out got snowed in again the moment he reached your front door :)

Happy Christmas!
xxD

Whirlochre said...

I swear some of the cards I got this year were from last year.

Merry Christmas.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: I am dexterous.

Debbie: I now have chocolate... and a hair cut - so all is well.

Mr Whirly: ...Well... I'm going to use some of last year's to make up the numbers...
Thank you for the e-card!!!!

SXXXXXXXXXXX

I am logging off now... I may be back before Christmas Day... but if I'm not HAPPY CHRISTMAS everybody!!!!!!!

63mago said...

Merry Christmas, dear Scarlet. A haircut can work wonders - I'll get one next week, a radical cut.

Heff said...

Merry Christmas, Scarlet Blue, I hope your Christmas isn't Blue, like you.

(Hey, that kinda rhymed, & shit...)

MJ said...

Happy Christmas to you, Miss Scarlet!

I hope you're dancing around in Beast's shorts as we speak.

eroswings said...

Have a wonderful Xmas and a Fantastic Holiday Season, Scarlett!!!

Thanks for all your support this year!!!

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Stay warm and safe and cozy!

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TechnoBabe said...

Merry Christmas, Scarlet sweetie!!

ayeM8y said...

Yay, Merry Christmas Scarlet,

Hope Santa brings you all that you wanted this year.

MDP

the eternal worrier: said...

Have a good one. x

nursemyra said...

I received a portable air conditioner for Christmas - and I'm about to plug it in so I can roast the turkey in comfort.

Merry Xmas Scarlet - I hope 2011 brings you barrel loads of brilliance!

Leah said...

Happy Christmas and I will hold Krampus from bothering you!
Xo

BEAST said...

******drumming fingers*****
where's my present

mapstew said...

Hope you had the marvel of a day that you deserve. I'm having Mojitos! :¬)

xxx

Roses said...

Happy Boxing Day gorgeous.

Hope the Baileys and the Christmas hair worked like a charm and you've had a fantastic day, yesterday and today.

Chairman Bill said...

There are more suicides at Xmas than at any other time.

wendy house said...

have you got any chips left?

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Mags: Big sloppy kisses to you!

Mr Heff: It was Scarlet Blue... so a bit mauve, then.

MJ: They will soon be within my grasp. I have a cunning plan. *mad pantomime villain laugh*

Mr Swings: Bless you, Mr Swings! You are a star.

Techybabes: And Christmas hugs to you!

Mr Pirate: Yes! He promises to make you Mr Extra Naked on Infomaniac for the next five years!!

Mr Worry: We should stop all this worrying as a new year's resolution... what d'ya reckon?

Nursemyra: We will share the barrel load of brilliance!

Leah: Post Christmas hugs to you!

Mr Beastie: Where are the FGES?????

Mr Maps: I am polishing off the port!

Roses: I ate too much!!! And drank too much... I am slightly disorientated.

Mr Chairman: Well there's a cheering thought!!! Let's hope my postman hasn't succumbed...

Wendy: Yes!!! I will roast them with extra butter for dinner tonight with a couple of fish fingers.

Sxxxxx

63mago said...

I am sure the blue velvet thing looks good.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Mags: Thing???? It is elegance personified...!

SXXXXXX

xl said...

Happy New Year, Miss Scarlet!
Turn it up to 11!

Dave said...

Happy new year, sweetie.

wendy house said...

this is the 75th comment! That's loads of comments, I hope you're still paying attention Ms S. I'm roasting some spuds to celebrate. Then I'm off over to Happy Frog's house party to see in the new year - we'll toast to you
Happy new year!

MJ said...

Happy New Year, Miss Scarlet!

Now let's confiscate TFGES from Beast!

eroswings said...

Happy New Year, Scarlet!!!

Cheers and Best wishes for a spectacular new year full of wonderful surprises, fun adventures, and lots of laughter!!!

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Kevin Musgrove said...

Have a good new year dearie!

63mago said...

*blush* Yeah, a fine rug.

Happy New Year, dear Scarlet. It's a pleasure to follow your frolics in blogland.

Princess said...

Dear Miss Scarlet,
I just popped over to wish you all the very best of health and happiness for the New Year Darling.

I must say that I have missed your more frequent postings, however as they say... it is Quality and not Quantity that makes all the difference.... Well at least that's what most of us less endowed lads tell ourselves...

Chin up Tits out darling and here's to a fun filled 2011... Botoms up! XXX

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Happy New Year, Miss Scarlet!

I think a FGES interception is warrented. Whatever is Beast doing with them? I hope he's not trying to beat 'Petra's record for having them for the longest period of time?

Scarlet Blue said...

....Ha ha ha.... the FGES will be mine....
a brief[s] update will appear tomorrow!!!!!

Until then, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
SXXXXXXXXX