mandag den 24. december 2012

Glædelig jul -- Merry Christmas

Kære alle sammen hav en rigtig velsignet julefest.
     Dette er et "automatisk" indlæg, og det sidste fra denne gamle computer. Uglemor har nemlig ønsket sig en ny computer i julegave. Det får jeg nu ikke, men en ny brugt. Den gamle har nemlig så længe været fyldt totalt op med billeder - hver måned må et gammelt indeks med fotografier over på et USB-stik for at gøre plads til månedens billeder. Og da Uglemor tager rigtig mange billeder, kommer en ny, brugt computer meget tilpas. Det varer så nok et par dage før Uglemor har fået indrettet sig og er parat til at blogge igen.
    Lige nu er gåsen i ovnen, Skribenten hentede den i går nede på gården, den er stoppet med æbler og svesker af egen avl, rødkålen står og luner, den er også hjemmelavet, men ikke hjemmedyrket. Ugleungerne pynter træet med hjælp af storesøster, der er hjemme i julen og Hvalrossen og Uglemormor snakker over en kop kaffe. Alle julegaverne, der i år er færre, men til gengæld større, er pakket ind, parat til at komme under træet. Kalenderlys og adventskrans brænder for at indhente sig selv og Trolden spiller på klaveret for os. Måske farer Uglemor rundt og leder efter en enkelt gave, der er blevet væk. I løbet af året køber jeg gode gaver, når jeg ser dem, og gemmer dem et godt sted, væk fra Ugleungernes nysgerrige øjne og pillende fingre. Af og til med det resultat at de er væk. Helt væk. Et år var der en julegave, der først dukkede op til sankt hans.

    
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   Dear friends, have a blessed Christmas.
This is an automated post and the last I will be posting from this old computer, MotherOwl's Christmas wish is a new one; a new, used one that is. This old one has been too small for a long time. Every month I have to place old photos on a USB memory stick to make place for new. And as I take a lot of pictures; a new, used computer is the right gift. For some days MotherOwl will be busy moving in on the new - for me at least - bigger computer, and celebrate Christmas. I suppose some days will pass until blogging be resumed.

Right now the advent candles and the date candle are burning to catch up. The goose is in the oven, the Writer got it yesterday from a nearby farm, it is stuffed with homegrown prunes and apples. We also eat red cabbage cooked with vinegar, redcurrant jam, sugar, salt and spices. This concoction is heating and the potatoes are boiling. Later some of them will be glazed in our own honey.

The Owlets are decorating the tree, helped by their big sister, who has come home for Christmas. The Walrus is keeping GrannyOwl company over a cup of coffee, and Trolli is playing the piano. MotherOwl is searching for the last of the presents to wrap. I always find such good gifts during the year, and then hide them where curious Owlets do not look. Often I forget where that special place was, and some years gifts has totally disappeared, not showing up until midsummer.

After eating all this good stuff, we'll dance around the tree singing Christmas carols and hymns. Then the gifts will be opened, one at a time with everyone looking, it takes a long time in our big family. Then we'll eat dessert - risalamande with cherry sauce ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risalamande ) and hope for Trolli to get the hidden almond, as the gift is a book he wants. (Donald Duck Christmas Classics - From all of us to all of you). Then we all look at, play with and admire gifts, eat some more candy , look longingly in the crib where no Christ child is yet to be seen. He is not there until midnight. Christmas day we'll go to mass, talk with friends and wish them a blessed Christmas.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Hvor lyder det bare hyggeligt! Glædelig jul til jer alle!

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  2. Glædelig jul til Jer, håber ingen bliver snydt for gaver og at du får dig indrettet på den "nye" computer:)

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  3. Mange tak for jeres gode ønsker. Også en glædelig jul til jer og jeres familier med alle gode ønsker.

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  4. Uglemor,

    You open your presents on Christmas Eve? We have ours after Mass on Christmas Day. Like you, we open them one at a time with all the family watching. Yes, it takes a long time! It's a lot of fun that way and makes present opening very special.

    I saw your Christmas gifts on a later post. A new computer? Enjoy! I love the owl mug too. I was very fortunate. I received an iPod so I can listen to lots of new music while I am running.

    God bless!

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