Note: The "Trooper" in question is not actually in the military. It's a metaphor, people.

December 24, 2008

Chappy Channukamas

Happy Channukamas everyone!

Some of you may recall my holiday cards from year's past. Each year I aim for a recipe that includes a touch of hokey, a heavy splash of sarcasm, and a dash of "Is she losing her mind?" This year I enlisted Wine Guys' Photoshop skills yet again and added him and his cat to the family photo. How could I not share it with you?!

I've been severely MIA and for that I apologize. I wish I could say it's because life has been so fantastically wonderful that I could hardly wipe the smile off my face long enough to write for a bit....but that's not quite the case.

To sum up my excuses:
  • Wine Guy and I hit a major rough patch that I'm still figuring out and not ready to share here.
  • I found out I will likely have to have another major surgery in March 2009 to correct another failing body part (orthopedic, not life threatening just majorly life hampering). I had the first one in January '08 and it took 8 months of painful rehab before I was able to decide it wasn't a major mistake. Now I have no choice but to do it again. Perhaps I will recycle last year's new year motto. Sigh.
  • And to top it all off, I got an awful stomach flu a few days ago and since Sunday have eaten 1/2 an egg, a banana, applesauce, 1 chicken wing, 2 mini meatballs, and a brownie.
Today I am emerging from illness and cleaning house for the Channukamas dinner Wine Guy is cooking for me, my mom and my two friends Mendoza Line and Bubbly. Brisket will be eaten, latkes will be fried, draedel will be played, gifts will be opened, candles will be lit. I doubt Jesus will be mentioned but from what I understand you only need a tree to qualify for Christmas.

I hope you all have a happy holiday - whatever it is you are celebrating. Whatever 2009 brings for me, I plan on doing my best to share it here with you, and hope you get something from it - whether it be commiseration, entertainment or just confirmation that your life could be worse ;-).



mimi of 'sexagenarian and the city' said...

gosh DT, i'm really sorry about all the difficulties of the moment, especially the surgery. very sorry about that.

i've missed reading you...

BUT on the bright side, i adore your card, not only the grouping of youse guys, humans & animals, but also the duplicate framed above you.

clever very.

good luck to you in the new year.

xx mimi

Sonny Amou said...

Hey DT,

Man, that blows you have to do surgery again? Jeez, never fair on the good ones, sheila.

In any case, Charlotte and I will be having a cocktail party next month. Nothing cures all ills like copious amounts of free booze. But you knew that already.

Thanks for the comments on my blog whilst I was away.

Cheers to thee,

Loverville said...

Really sorry to hear that -- hang in there. (my usual useless advice! All I need is the pic of the cat hanging from the tree branch) Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you!