Saturday, January 17, 2009

Twinkle, Twinkle

Sometimes Christmas comes a little early and sometimes it arrives a little late, but happy surprises are always welcome no matter when they arrive. Yesterday Rupert arrived on my doorstep. He apologized for not making it in time for Christmas, but explained that like me, he has the travel bug. When he knew he was making the trek all the way here, he decided to stop a few places along the way. I can't really blame him, I probably would have done the same, especially since holiday travel can be so grueling if one needs to get somewhere fast.

" Besides," he said, "the weather was just dreadful there for a little bit." But to make up for his tardiness, he brought me a little treat: a sweet tin full of gummi bears... "oops, they're not really bears," he said, " it would be odd a bear bringing bears as a treat, don't you think? "

"Of course," I replied. So in actual fact, they are sheep. Just as well, I can count them as I fall asleep.

Rupert is getting along fabulously well with the crew and we have brilliant conversations. I'm sure we'll be bestest of friends as we pop gummi sheep while he intimately whispers me all his secrets. And of course he gives the bestest of best bear hugs.

15 comments:

Annie Wicking said...

What a sweet little thing!
I'm glad he had a tale to tell when he got to yours.

Happy bear hugging to you both((Hugs))

Annie

Steffi said...

Very sweet christmas present!But better late as never...
Thank you for your nice words in my blog.Today I have a really difficult day with many tears...

Carla said...

Annie, Thanks. He is most cheerful to be here and we're having a delightful time.

Steffi, So true. Yes, I imagine today will be difficult for you. It's hard to see our babies grow up and fly off to their own nests.

Pamela said...

what does it say on the tin? I tried to figure it out but I thought it said something about "you" "stupid" and "Christmas"

Good thing I'm not a UN translater. Bwaa ha.

Carla said...

Pamela, You're half way there but have missed a key word..."without." That word changes everything, wouldn't you say?

dawn said...

Such a nice gift. He looks like he will be good at cuddling.

Carla said...

Dawn, He most certainly is.

Dreadnought said...

Hi Carla, Thanks for the comment on my blog. The Tomatoes were a little experiment that I was doing, I started off the plants in September I think it was, I did do posts on their progress but unfortunately I went and messed up my blog at Christmas so anything before has been lost. I was quite surprised myself that they actually came to anything and whilst they aren't as big as the ones you get in summer they're fine to eat and taste very nice. They're grown for the big house where I work but being the gardener I feel obliged to try a few just to make sure they're okay. Bob.

Dreadnought said...

Hi Carla, Thanks for the comment on my blog. The Tomatoes were a little experiment that I was doing, I started off the plants in September I think it was, I did do posts on their progress but unfortunately I went and messed up my blog at Christmas so anything before has been lost. I was quite surprised myself that they actually came to anything and whilst they aren't as big as the ones you get in summer they're fine to eat and taste very nice. They're grown for the big house where I work but being the gardener I feel obliged to try a few just to make sure they're okay. Bob.

Carla said...

Dreadnought, I would definitely be testing out those tomatoes as well. I'm still surprised that they do as well as they do this time of year. Hmmm...this might call for an experiment.

Jeanine said...

that is too adorable! love it.

Mark said...

Cute!

Jannie Funster said...

"Rupert, Rupert the Bear, everyone calls his name. He's Rupert the Bear!!" (sing.)

Do you remember that show, or are you too young? I think it was a Canadian one.

Carla said...

Jeanine, Thanks, so do I.

Mark, Thanks.

Carla said...

Jannie, I wish I did. I've never heard of it.