Tuesday, December 04, 2012
A lighted, wire-frame deer is currently standing on my kitchen counter, waving its upturned nose back and forth. Hubby was good enough to put it together while I was out for the evening.
He has expressed a fond desire for it to remain where it is, as it gives a lovely ambient light to the whole living space. Grinch that I am, I have said no. The deer will be moved to the yard tomorrow, where it will join our other wire-frame critter, a moose. Yes, we have a moose in the yard. The moose is a very special animal to me, because I lived in Alaska for so long and they were such a common sight in our suburban yards.
None of this, however, was a good enough excuse for letting my daughter get away with gleefully singing, "We wish you a Merry Chris-moose and a Happy New Deer!"