in our service

It's not just anyone who has the protection of thirty nutcrackers at her disposal. They were making sure to keep watch in the living room so that no unannounced person could wander in and disturb our peace. They insured our tranquility and quiet for the evening, and they stood guard over our tree and slowly growing population of gifts under it.

My boys gave them their orders and they readily obeyed. Thank you to all of our kings, drummers, swordsmen, and soldiers. Now they stand at attention atop the piano, until we all leave tomorrow to our various destinations and they come down to resume their duties. Ah, the security of it all.


Heather of the EO | December 1, 2008 at 7:56 PM

I am so relieved to know you have such great security around you.

Heather | December 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM

How festive. And safe.

Heidi | December 1, 2008 at 8:56 PM

wow, you are so ahead of the game! We were just talking about when we can squeeze in the time to put up the tree. This is the first time that I have felt like there was so little time for that kind of thing--it scares me! I have twenty to thirty Christmas decor boxes and someone needs to get them emptied and distributed! (maybe you could send your nutcrackers over for a couple of days).

charrette | December 1, 2008 at 9:51 PM

Ah, now if only they'll whisk you away to a sugarplum fairly land in a fabulous coach and cape...

LisAway | December 1, 2008 at 11:06 PM

Love it! Holiday security! Great idea.

Miss Brandy | December 2, 2008 at 10:53 PM

Hey, maybe nutcrackers instead of Transformers for I?!

Melanie Jacobson | December 3, 2008 at 11:38 PM

I am going to see The Nutcracker this year! (It's not like it's the first time but I always get excited like it is). This gets me in the spirit of it!