POE 6 Post 2 Dulce Secrets, Sterling Ever An’ Angel
I thought I was pretty safe. I figured the penguins would either try to eat the Elf or peck him to death.
How the heck was I supposed to know the Elf was a “penguin whisperer?”
AnneAlyce Maertens of Dulce Secrets has gifted POE participants this year with a beautiful Ice Avatar complete with delicate white snowflakes etched into the skin – a great addition for those photos where you want to keep with the theme of Christmas. Silverr Andel of Sterling Artistry Eyes has provided a gift box of beautiful prim and mesh eyes and Ever Courtois of Ever an’ Angel shares this beautiful, dreamy white gown that emulates the serenity we feel after a snowfall. She also includes a couple of make-ups in her package just to let you know she is thinking of you!
I made an effort to be serene and honour the elegance of these three gifts but that damn elf kept showing off screaming “Look at me!” while he was doing triple leaps around on the ice. I tried to bribe the penguins to adopt him and take him with them on their next big march, you know he could “accidentally” fall off a cliff or get eaten by a whale or something but they told me if I did not take him with me they would hunt me down.
Penguins are scary when they get mad.
They said they were sick of his whiney whispering, telling them to “sit” and “roll over.”
sigh . . . the Christmas that is never going to end . . .
Ok I am going to have to digress momentarily from your regular show of Christmas (hunt) tips and hints and share something in the realm of “OMG, I cannot believe he just said that!” Think of it kind of like when the news interrupts your favourite show to tell you something a politician just did only don’t swear at the computer because it is still ME … you still get ME … it is just I am another favourite show interrupting this favourite show.
I was doing this picture and my hubby stops by the computer, coffee in hand, resting the other one on the back of my chair, watching me and he says that Bliss is looking a little pale, she should probably get a bit more sun. So I asked him what he wanted me to do … put a sun lamp on the computer?
He then leaned closer to the computer screen and said, “Oh I see the problem,” and pointed at her white shoes and said, “Hasn’t it already been Labour Day in the States?”
And he “tsked” me.
What man doesn’t know that he NEVER quotes fashion rules back to his wife … EVER?
So I parroted him and said, “Ya well … you do understand that SL is not REAL right?”
And he looked me straight in the eye and said, “Yes but good fashion rules should be honoured even in make believe. It’s part of the code.”
He’s not allowed to have snappy comebacks. I don’t know who told him that role reversal was allowed but that person should be shot.
When attending family Reviews of Your Life This Past Year Christmas Parties, there are a number of things you can do to ensure your survival.
One should never sit too close to the Aunt who insists on pinching your cheeks – that is a given … and of course never sit too close to Grandma because someone has to chew her meat for her.
You can also suck it up and for once in your life dress modestly. (go ahead and look that up in the dictionary, I can wait …) If there was ever a time for sensible underwear and and longer skirts this is it. You know someone is going to walk in on you in the bathroom … most likely Uncle Jethro (again) so you either want those plain white cotton things, OR a skirt that you can cover yourself with as you sit.
I usually go for the skirt …
It also avoids a lot of those stories that start with, “Back in my day young women never ….” which is usually a story about young women that these people heard of or read about – they just think they can get away with it because most of their partners in crime are no longer with us. You will be able to tell those made up stories some day too … when you are older … and someone passes you the “making all the young people’s lives miserable” baton.
If you don’t have one that long I recommend draping a table cloth and using a nice belt. If it is crocheted … even better … both lace and crochet are big this year.
Skip the doilies though … the pineapples never hit you where they should …