Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Christmas Boot! (With Balls)

It is time to participate in our annual Christmas Eve festivities including everybody's favorite: The decoration and passing of "The Boot".
Doug and I were the holders of the boot over the last year and added "balls" . Disco ball ornaments to be exact. Each guest also will receive their own full sized disco ball compliments of our favorite store: Five Below! Each family has had one turn to hold the boot and return it with the decoration of choice. We contemplated "blowing up" the entire thing this year. We couldn't bring ourselves to do it without adding our balls.
However, we did not make our annual trip to the wilds of West Virginia to purchase our illegal cache of explosives. Unfortunately we fired all of our fireworks on the 4th of July. One of the advantages of living in a rural area is that we can get away with setting off impressive displays of mortars and finale combination sets before any neighbors could report us the the authorities. (Besides we always invite our closest neighbors to see the show!)

So, here is a final look at our ballsy boot before we passed it off to the next victim. Please note that our abode looks fairly tidy. (This was taken just before the evening's festivities).
We can only imagine what next year will bring.

Disclaimer: This post was written after the festivities, but the photos were taken in anticipation of the great event. So if there are some inconsistencies in tense (I am talking to you English Language Nazis) please forgive me. It is Christmas morning and I am too tired to bother with serious editing problems.
Merry Christmas Everyone! Have a ballsy New Year!


Shazza said...

Hey Neetz, love the balls and boot!

I showed the semi-conductor your blog, he was impressed!

dive said...

What a fabulously tasteful festive feast for the eyes, Neetzy!
I can hardly wait to see what next year adds to the boot.

I hope you had a great Christmas Day and I know you'll have a wonderful time with Shazza, too.

neetzy said...


It was fun today! Did you enjoy your hug from Dive? I'm glad semi finally checked out my blog.


I'm not sure about "tasteful" but I'll take it. The boot went to Bob this year. I enjoyed your hug!

Poetikat said...

Sieg Hail! (English Nazi here) and pleased to report no tense problems, but then, I couldn't take my eyes off that boot, so I may have missed something.
Hey did everybody like their Japanese stuff? What's that lunch-box called again? (There goes my mid-life brain...see it?)


neetzy said...

Hey kat!

The lunch box is called a Bento
box. They are adorable little compartments with straps and matching chopsticks. I also bought little cutters to cut their sandwiches into bunny shapes! My girls are teenagers!

Thanks for the grammar check! I took a lot of writing classes but tend to forget some of the basics.

squirrelmama said...

I had a total ball reading about your Christmas boot - and I hope this means your celebrations were also pretty well-heeled!

All the best in 2009 and may your balls always bounce! :-)

neetzy said...

Thanks Squirrelmama!

If my balls don't bounce they'll sparkle!