Friday, December 26, 2008

Stupefied by the labor of digestion

Bluh. I had to relax and do genealogy all day today, to recover from yesterday's intense gluttony. Bluh. Diet starts again next week, I guess.

I am much too lazy to send handmade cards for Christmas, so it's a wonder that I receive any.

My Mom's cross-stitch. I forgot to ask if she started these last Dec 26.

Cutie-pie niece designed this card from my sister's family. (My brother-in-law says he's the handsome one in this drawing.)

Mt artist friend included one of her dogs on their card.

OK, this one wasn't homemade, but my brother knows how much I love Edward Gorey!


Stupefied by the labor of digestion: Stolen from Anaïs Nin's diary, which was featured on the Writer's Almanac today.


countrypeapie said...

I do believe that is one of the best collections of Christmas cards ever to hit a single mailbox.

Ericka said...

i love getting christmas cards. i always have grand plans of making my own, but it never quite pans out. maybe next year...

el said...

Hah! I kind of enjoy sitting on my butt doing genealogy too. You can never go deep enough. Have you checked out the Mormons' latest portal? It's pretty cool (but beware if you should be doing something else).

have fun!

Pamela said...

never heard of the great veiled bear (unless that;s me when I crawl out of bed in the morning)

I decided I was going to watercolor and then print copies of the original for my Christmas Card. I made several attempts and then just packed up my paint and brushes and put them away.

So, I sent a few E cards.

I'm surprised people still send me cards in the mail, too

Floridacracker said...

Dont you mean, "Cutie Pie ARTIST Niece? Love that drawing.

Dani said...

Such a great drawing your little niece did!

Tamar Orvell said...

I gained five pounds (and I'm petite so that's a lot) since returning from Israel last July (and three of those pounds, mercifully not kilos, the past week!).

Given the horrors locally and globally, I do not have a complaint. Rather, I praise and relish goodness, excellence, humor, wit, cheer. And Rurality is one sure place I get that.

Oh, and my fave card is the hand-colored one, and I loved reading Nin instantly when I encountered her work in the late sixties. One friend even named her firstborn Anais.

Cookie Jill said...

I Love Gorey, too. ;-)