The Blog of Michael T. Murphy and his lifelong obsession with "little army men" and their imaginary glory, miniature wargaming, and other things...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas at Murph-Haus...

This Christmas has come upon us, and the house has taken on "the season"...
With the outside of the house being slowly blanketed in white...(approx 7" inches so far and more to come)...


Crisp and cold, the winter snows give everything a magical look from far away and up close...


Inside the house, the tree is up...
It's an 8ft Scotch Pine and while we are decorating it, I am making my old German Favorite...


Mmmmm....add a cup of cold water, some nutmeg, apple and orange slices...a little cinnamon, and stir...drink and stay warm....mmmmmm....Frohes Weinachten!



The tree is up and even "The Velvet Christmas Elvis" seems to approve.....
So we light it up....


And like the previous tree in our "strangely haunted house", it takes on a "glow" of it's own. I think our occupants like the tree....



The Tree and Elvis....

The Ornaments are all on the tree....


Including The "Elvis" Ornament...(I gotta get more of these)....



Then it's time to eat! Melodies delicious homemade tacos.....


Mmmmmmmm......tasty!
And washed down with....


mmmmm.....GOOD BEER!!!!

The stockings are hung...Melodies:



And mine...


WHAT THE ?!?!?!?.....


How did THIS get here?!?!?...Oh dear....

And a MYSTERIOUS PACKAGE ARRIVES!!!!....hmmmmm.....


No I didn't order an inflatable Salma Hayek...wait...did I say that out loud???...
Upon closer examination....
Oh dear...with cryptic words like this...what ever could it be????
And it's times like this that I know that I am truly blessed.
Yes, I've got bills to pay, and a job that doesn't pay enough, and as I get older my health gets worse, and I find myself burying friends...But in the long run, it's friends here on the net, (on TMP, and other sites), and in "The Real World", that remind me that I am truly blessed.
And I thank everyone that subscribes and reads this blog (and my others), for it means a lot to me...Thank you...
I didn't post as much this year as I wanted to, with work, and school getting in the way. Next year I am hoping for some more gaming and some new stuff, (including some forays into my new genres....mmmmm...), and to be able to share it with you.
But even with all the toys and fun, and merriment....let us not forget, the REAL "Reason For The Season"...
"For with Christ, all things are possible...."


And here is hoping that you and yours, have a very Merry Christmas....and thank you for blessing me by coming here...
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"Somewhere off the coast of Bongolesia"....

Merry Christmas to everyone....

Michael T. Murphy

2 comments:

ColCampbell50 said...

And a Merry Christmas to you from Col Campbell's Barracks!

Jim

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