09:55 – Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate the holiday.
Our guests should be arriving shortly. Barbara has everything ready. She baked brownies and a cinnamon crumb cake yesterday and baked bread this morning. There’s a Christmas CD playing on our whole-house intercom system, and I have a fireplace video running on Netflix streaming.
No luck again with Santa. He and the reindeer ignored the poisoned milk and cookies. I did get off a snap shot at the sleigh with a 12-gauge magnum duck load, but it had no apparent effect. In retrospect, I probably should have used buckshot. That, or a flechette load. Next year for sure.