Monday, December 15, 2008

Bloggyland Christmas Tour - What A Day!

Come and sit by the bonfire with Stevie Wren, Trish and I! Put your feet up, and grab a blanket if you like. It's been quite a day, hasn't it! I managed to visit every bloggyfriend who opened their homes and their hearts to us today - this is by far the most attended event yet!
Oh, I almost forgot; I have some vodka chilling in the snow - it's cold, but it will warm you up right down to those frozen toes of yours.


I thought some french toast would be a good idea. Would you like some? here's a plate (I "borrowed" it from Lisa's pretty cupboard) I'm sure she won't mind.





Would you rather stay inside by the fire? I have a glass of eggnog for you. It's very cozy here. A nice spot to sit and talk about our day




Oh, how about some chestnuts roasted by the open fire? (humming the song...la la la hum hmmm). Would you prefer a latte? Comin' right up!
I sure thank you for participating and/ or spending time visiting Bloggyland Village today. Everyone had such wonderful and unique posts to celebrate the season. Mr. Peck says over 1,200 folks took sleigh rides today! Well, who wouldn't with Mr. Peck at the reins! By the way, have you seen him lately? You haven't met him? CLICK HERE for mug shots..er.. I mean pictures. If you see him ask him to bring the sleigh around front, Janeen's been standing out there for an hour!.
The best part of the tour was this great opportunity to meet new bloggyfriends. We had 52 participants - many of whom I had not met prior to today! It's such a busy time for everyone. That makes this adventure even more special - that you took the time to post and visit. Thank you so much!
Oh, you had a late start? No problem, visitors are welcome in Bloggyland Village anytime! Just CLICK HERE and hop on a sleigh to any of the links of participating bloggers.
Are you warm enough now to go back outside for a few minutes? Good!


What better way to end such a spectacular day than with fireworks!
Thank you again, and Merry Christmas dear bloggyfriends!
Oh, and pass me one of those marshmallows, would you please?

36 comments:

Devoted said...

What a wonderful day, even though I was totally not prepared...and slept late. Muse, you amaze me with your abiliy to organize such a fantastic voyage into Bloggyland. Well done and Merry Christmas to you...now you can kick back and relax...what time will the housekeepers arrive tomorrow morning...they'll be working late for sure! :-D

Alex and Alicia said...

Thank you for such a lovely event. I had such a wonderful time visiting everyone's tours! Thanks for all the hard work and effort to organize, visit and participate in the day's activities. I'm looking forward to the next event! :)

Merriest of holiday seasons to you and your family!

MuseSwings said...

Thank you! This was such a fun day! I feel like I've been out visiting all day - must go to bed soon!

steviewren said...

Muse, sit down hon. Put your curly toed elf shoes right here by the fire. You must be exhausted with all the traveling and organizing you did today. Besides you aren't the steadiest on your feet tonight...too much punch, mulled wine and chilled vodka I'd say. Here's your marshmallows...make me a smore while I run out front and see if Mr Peck ever picked Janeen up. I'll call Cary if he still isn't here. Cary can take a girl on a nice ride as well as Mr Peck can.

MuseSwings said...

Oh thank you Stevie, hand me one of those blankets please. Is my nose still red? do you think it's from the cold or the vodka? Your smore turned out perfect! I put extra chocolate in it. Thank you so much for your wonderful post! I loved visiting Nazareth - and the star was there - it really was! How impressive. Oh Cary went to hang out with Sparky at Jury duty. She hasn't come back. Think she's in the slammer?

steviewren said...

Yep, I bet that is exactly where Sparky is...you know she probably told the judge where to go if he was the least bit liberal in his judicial rulings today. Hmmm, this smore is exceptionally good. Can I share the blanket with you? I'm a tad chilled still.

MuseSwings said...

Absolutely, Stevie - this is a very cozy blanket and I'm happy to share with you, my dear friend. My toes are still defrosting, I may have to bribe the happy woodsman to put a few more logs on the fire.
I think we may have to collect some bail money for Sparky. We never should have let her go there all by herself. I hope they don't put her next to OJ. Here, let me put a little more of this hot "cider" in your sippy cup.

steviewren said...

Giggling as I picture OJ and Sparky in the same cell...too funny....poor OJ. She'll give him what he has coming! Yes, more "cider" would hit the spot! I think I will just snuggle down under my end of the blanket and take a little snooze. Nighty-nite!

A. said...

Thank you again for such a fun event. I have been taking fantastic tours all afternoon, & just posted my last part of my own Christmas tour.
Happy holidays!

Anna Lefler said...

That was AWESOME! Thanks so much for being the hostess with the more-than-mostest! I'm still working my way through the link list...so much to see...

Sending big holiday hugs your way...

XO

Anna

Nihal said...

Enjoyed so much that was so lovely event from someone who's got so lovely heart like you:) *Merriest wishes to you*

Yaya said...

Thank YOU!

Shellmo said...

Muse - What a fun time - thank you! You put together the "event of the season" - well done! *clapping*
Now excuse me while I pick up all those empty wine bottles that are laying all over my cabin floor!

MuseSwings said...

You are all very welcome and thank you too!

Stevie, I must have fallen asleep too! Shelly woke me up with all that clanging of empty wine bottles. I hope there's still some French toast. We should have breakfast and then go looking for Sparky. Shelly, put those bottles down for a second and sit down with us. Anna, have some coffee - the Happy Woodsman made a fresh pot and kept that fire blazing all night. Stevie you've got some soot in your hair from those fireworks. There, that looks better. After breakfast we should go looking for Sparky. We may have to bail her out. How much is that in bloggymoney?

Betsy said...

It's only 18 degrees here in Ohio this morning! I'd love to sit by that bonfire with a blanket..and the vodka...I'd be warm inside and out! :)

Dave King said...

Mouthwatering!

marianne said...

I still have a hanngover of all the wine and wodka but it was worth it!
Enjoyed the tour
Thanks!
Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Buttercream Cottage said...

thank you. It was a wonderful day.

MuseSwings said...

Betsy, we'll scootch over for you - there's plenty of room! Have some chestnuts -they're toaasty hot and delicious. Stevie will pour you a glass of vodka.

Dave, Marianne and BC - you are welcome and thanks for stopping by! I've got just the thing for a hangover!

MuseSwings said...

Good news everyone - Sparky is not in the slammer so we don't have to take up a bail collection - we can buy more vodka and eggnog instead. Whew!

Janeen said...

I'm back! yahoo! I missed out on so much yesterday during the tour! I paid $50 to tech support to find out that my monitor cable wasn't plugged in all the way. Oh Vey! Oh well, at least it wasn't worse. I'm off to finish the tour now! Better late never cuz this has been a blast!

Sea Angels said...

I know this has been said but You are amazing!! truly were do you find both the time and inspiration, I will have a spiced wine, and some biscuits....I have some of you links to now follow....
Thanks for the visit and your lovely comments. oh and yes I made the Lady Anastasia....she is very demanding
Hugs Lynn xx

Laura said...

Darn, I think I missed it! Anyway, I'll be poking around the houses for sure. Thanks for doing this!

Sandy said...

oh wow, I must come back tonight when I have time to catch up here!! Gorgeous photos

MuseSwings said...

Janeen - glad you're back! if you get clod and tired while touring come on back a sit by the fire with us! See if you can find Trish and Lavinia while you're out there.

Sandy - come on by later I'm keeping the fire burning all day. The Happy Woodsman is out looking for more kindling and vodka.

Sea - I know you must have made the doll! Your sewing looks like magic and so doea she. Yes, sit here with us for a while and enjoy the wine and biscuits - we never seem to run out of good things to eat and drink here in Bloggyland

Laura - lots of folks are still touring today so you should get some visitors - you name is on the list.

Linda said...

Thank you so much for such a lovely time..it was alot of fun. BLESSINGS

PS. stay tuned,I am going to have something planned really soon..

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Opps ... looks like I missed out on more fun!! So sorry! Yesterday was so much fun that y'all just wore me out (sounds more like it was a hangover, doesn't it .. ha ha). Sweetie and I went for a long car ride in the country to recover.

Thanks for the eggnog and vodka. I'm NEVER gonna lose weight this season! :o)) ♥ ∞

Patty said...

Thank you so much for hosting this fun event. I think I visited about half of the list and hope to go by some more tonight.

MuseSwings said...

Linda - you are very welcome- and a plan? sounds interesting - keep in touch!

Sparky - sounds like you had a good time after Jury duty! Here's a smore for you - Stevie made it special.

I'm glad you enjoyed the tour! I certaily did. Enjoy visiting the rest of the folks!

Blicky Kitty said...

Oh man did I ever get stuck in sleigh traffic. Meow even brought mulled wine and gifts!

MuseSwings said...

Mmmm Mulled wine! And presents! How exciting! Move away from the bonfire just a tad though I think one of the ribbons just started smoking.

Mim said...

This was alot of fun - loved it

Stanley said...

It sounds perfect! I'm getting that Christma-sy sentimental feeling right now. Hahhaha, having a natural freezer is so cool! Just dropping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

MuseSwings said...

Thank you Mim! I love you latest post of Miss Em and Mister Tee!

Stanley! Thank you so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas to you too!

Janeen said...

Well at last I got through the tour! That was great fun! By the way, I finally got a ride on the sleigh too! (hee hee)

Thanks again for all your hard work on the posts, I know that takes time and I really appreciate it. Your the BEST hostess!

Margaret Ann said...

OMG...I just noticed you were serving French Toast...MMM-mmmm...Being here is so magical...You simply make our days just sparkle and shine! Thanks to you for all that you do! :)