Monday, December 25, 2006

Feliz Navidad

Things are winding up here at Whitelees. We've had a lovely quiet Christmas. We were up at about 4 am to open presents. My family members will testify to my own stupidly early Christmas morning wakenings. Seems that George has the same problem. We can't sleep if we're excited! We went right back to bed after presents were opened. Got back up at a more reasonable hour (10am).

Gordon was over to review George's haul and give us a synopsis of what Christmas has been like up at the farm.

Polly is showing off her sparkly new collar. It isn't as butch as her old one. More suited to her personality. There is a matching dog lead that goes with the collar too! Bill was sent a nice thick chew bone from us. We are assured that he made short work of it this morning.

Everybody got nice presents. One of the Christmas gifts was a gerbil for George. He's a white gerbil who has been named Cobain. He seems to be a perky sort of rodent. Let's hope he lives a long fulfilled gerbil-y life.

I hit a milestone with my little blog on Christmas Eve. I got to 10,000 hits on the old site meter. Who'd have thought that my little ramblings would garner any interest outside my own circle of family and friends?

The 10,000th visitor was from Mississippi and a referral from Mad Cabbie's blog. Thanks for that Mad!

Here is me toasting all my visitors with a very nice Brunello de Montalcino, Castel Gioncondo 1998. I'd been saving it for Christmas. Very nice Italian red. If you ever get your hands on a bottle, let me know, I'll be over with my glass! Note paper hat on my head from the Christmas cracker.


sally said...

Merry Christmas!!

Sounds like a nice bottle of wine and I love Polly's new collar. Extention is looking lovely!!!

Jay said...

Any day that ends with a good bottle of wine is a good day. We ended our day with a decent and inexpensive bottle of Columbia Crest Merlot.

Glad you had a good Christmas

Dogbait said...

If I find a bottle of that red, it might turn out to be a very expensive drop if you come around with a glass!!

Alan G said...

My goodness Peggy....

Did you toast all us visitors individually or as a group? LOL

Peggy said...

I toasted to the visitors as a group. I'm afraid that 10,000 sips would be too much for me. I have learned my limits!

Annie said...

I see you have visitors from Arkansas here and so I wanted to add my voice to the mix.

Since you are a willing translator between America-speak and Brit-speak, can you tell me how the Brits refer to the three meals of the day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. I've always been unsure if "tea" is an actual meal or a snack.


Kell said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. A gerbil, huh? How does Polly like the new addition to the family?1?

We have mimosas while we open presents on Christmas morning. But a glass of red wine that night with friends would be wonderful, too.

susan said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful day! Congrats on your 10,000 visitors. I'm glad that I could be one of them. :)

NurseWhoLvdMe said...

How Cool! I'm 10,000. I feel so speeeeecial. Hee hee.
I am glad that you have had such a wonderful Christmas. May the New Year be just as lovely. :)

mrsnesbitt said...

Love the photo! I have spent a little time reading up on Christmas Days of fellow bloggers! Dont you just love family time!

Nice to meet you, I 'm a friend of Libby's!