Hello there, my poppets, I'm sorry I didn't post earlier this week, but sweet lord I've been distracted. I am writing today from the family home in NC, and it's funny how I always forget how effing LOUD this place is. There are never fewer than 3 people talking at the same time, and, being AmazingPantses, each one of us is constitutionally incapable of not interfering in everybody else's business, and also, we fight endlessly over who gets the seat next to the fireplace (Umulu invariably wins), but dear lord I love this gang. I never laugh more, or get more hugs, more cheerful insults, and more unconditional love than I do right here. Yum, yum. I am so happy to be here with the people I love the most, and who love me the most. Compounding the glory, this morning I got a coonskin cap for Christmas. A genuine, Davy Crockett, tail-still-attached coonskin cap. I look marvelous.
I'm amazed at all the changes that have taken place while I've been gone. Captain Mommypants's cute little puppy Obadiah is now the size of a Shetland pony (no joke). The Fairy King also got a new puppy, a little Cairn terrier the size of a guinea pig; he and Obie are now BFF. It's hilarious to watch them playing together, and even more awesome when we separate them, cause they just stare wistfully at each other from across the room. "Oh please please please let me play with my new best friend!" I love dogs.
Bug is growing fast, but the best thing is how much better he's talking! Full-on, complete sentences. But I guess that's life, right? It just keeps ticking on, even when you leave the country for four months.
All right, sorry for the brief and decidedly mundane nature of today's post, but it's Christmas and Bug is calling me to go on a hike in the woods. For a brief second I deliberated: "Internet? Or hiking with my brother. Internet? Brother?" Sorry folks, but Bug won out. I'll check back in later. Hope you all are having wonderful holidays with wonderful people!
Love and all the other wonderful things,