Ya, this christmas I'm going up to west central minnesota to celebrate christmas and my grandma's birthday. unfourtunatley since my extended family is really extended and doesn't want anything to do with each other it'll only be a few people. :shrugs: More food for me.
First, I've got to check that list and then check it twice (in order to find out who's naughty and nice, of course)...
Then, you've gotta get the elves off the sauce long enough to load the sleigh and all that business... *sigh* Santa's work is never done.
Seriously, though, with so much of my extended family hereabouts, the Christmas holidays are full of "run here, run there, eat half a dozen times, and then crash at the end of it all"... May just go to Will's and help out with the beach party, this year... sounds like less stress.
P.S. Lys - Sinterklaas is the Dutch (?) name for Santa Claus (he of the many aliases)... Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, the Peppermint Stick Papa, etc.
Posted on 2006-11-21 at 09:24:00.
Edited on 2006-11-21 at 09:26:38 by Eol Fefalas
I live on the Texas Gulf Coast, we don't hold Will's Beach Parties in the summer because the heat and humidity can be literally lethal if you aren't used to it, and even if you are, it still isn't remotely fun.
We would have started up already, but most of the key players work the RenFest, which just ended. This time of year, you can reasonably expect it to be 80 degrees on a semi-regular basis, and even at 60, it's nice with a fire (which we always have). Of course, inclement weather never stops us - Will's Beach Parties have been known to be held 1500 miles away from Will and 2000 miles from the nearest beach.
Also, Bon Noel means "good Christmas." Merry means happy, so you would say Joie Noel... and anyone who tells my wife I speak a word of French will be keel-hauled.