For our December wedding,
one of our friends gave us a small box of Christmas ornaments to start us on our wedded way. In that box there were a dozen or so different lovely ornaments... and one rather odd one. It was a porcelain doll, about 6 inches tall, and pretty heavy for a tree decoration. It was also a little, um, froofy, if you know what I mean.
I don't know how it all started, but that first Christmas she began showing up in peculiar places; a pocket, the fridge, the shower. Whoever found her was next to hide her. As the years have tumbled by she has appeared in cereal boxes, rolled in underwear, visiting baby Jesus in the nativity, terrorizing the citizens in my little Christmas village, and even hung on a noose (yeah, that would be my dear husband. It must be a guy thing). It has become a quest to be first to find her in the Christmas wrappings when they emerge from the garage, and a bit of a competition to come up with new and better places to hide her.
I found her first this year.
I actually gave a sinister mua-ha-ha! when I saw her there amongst the baubles. I slipped her behind my back and headed for Guy's coat pocket. It wasn't even a full day before she showed up on me, though. She was kickin' it with the mamas in the studio, but her empty arms gave her away. As always, I stopped in my tracks and began giggling. But I left her there, for now. I have a plan.
I'll wait till Sunday to get my payback.
I think she is feeling religious.
Wish her luck.