Sunday, December 27, 2009

Night Shift LOVE

It's been a busy week here at the home of The Night Shift - apologies to those who have been hoping to see some fresh paintings but it will be a few more days before more new art arrives in this space. We are more of the secular types when it comes to the traditions of Christmas but we go all out with a huge tree, gingerbread village, cookies galore and our annual Christmas Eve party, all of which have kept me from my studio.

But who could complain? A house full of family and friends, blessings on the holiday. A few dozen joined us on Christmas Eve for wicked spiked egg nog, Morroccan boneless roast leg of lamb, curried shrimp, home-made ceviche and more. Not all went smoothly - the baked brie caught fire in the oven and one likkle empress dropped a handful of plates in the kitchen that shattered into a million pieces.

But we haffi laff -- King put the fire out and made the oven ready for the next course. The likkle empress was horrified when she dropped the plates, afraid I'd race her up and down, but I never liked those damn plates anyway. Good excuse to buy new ones, chica, no worries. Ca va? Ca va bien.

Granny Meg stayed with us and showered us all with goodies, the likkle empresses had shopped and prepared special gifts for us all, and the king blessed me with lovely surprises.....and vice versa.

Many blessings and treats all around, give thanks for friends and the best family, I could not ask for more.

Empress "Bud" with two Bud Pickney an ornament gift from the king.....

And a new feature has arrived here on The Night Shift as well -- see the "Night Shift Love" image to see where my art has been featured elsewhere online...thankful for the shared word.

Big love from The Night Shift to all my faithful readers -- see you in 2010!


dinahmow said...

How I think it should be! Good wishes for good things to you and your family in 2010.

Melanie said...

I had the best time. Great seeing you--the egg nog was simply devine--as were the shrimp curry and the cerviche--Thanks for all the good things. Happy New Year to you and yours. I ate one of Haille's beautiful Christmas cookies with white royal icing--so beautiful and yummy too.