Sunday, December 9, 2012

Winter Wonderland and Sitting On Santa's Lap: Stream of Consciousness

Jana, over at her place, said today is a free writing day for Sunday Stream of Consciousness in honor of her birthday. She’s a young thing though, like 37, 38 or something obnoxious like that. Happy birthday, Jana!

The deal is to write for five minutes about whatever, leave it be (no editing) and hit publish.


This weekend we, again, had the opportunity to go to the lovely metropolis (not a metropolis) of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, undoubtedly the beer and brat capital of the world. Actually, we were in the town of Kohler (birthplace to all those wonderful plumbing fixtures), the sister community to Sheboygan.

There were 10 taverns between our hotel and the restaurant where we ate last night. That should tell you a little bit about what’s important to the Sheboygan-ians. Amazingly, it has a wonderful Italian restaurant called Stefano’s but of course Herbert Kohler, Jr. wouldn’t have it any other way (you should see the size of him).

Speaking of size, the lodge where we stayed had a Christmas brunch this morning with absolutely the best Santa we have EVER seen. His entire girth was his own as was his beard! I swear he must have used a curling iron to get it to roll this way. And he talked with the cutest Minnesotan accent (you know, hey dar!).

There weren’t any children around right then so I asked him if I could sit on his lap. Being a jolly sort, he was very encouraging. He asked what was on my list and I told him “I don’t have a list.”

You know what he said?

“That’s a good thing because you were naughty this year. Santa likes naughty girls. Ho Ho Ho” He giggled.

“I was not naughty.” My childish self said.

And my friends said, “She was too, Santa.”

Thanks girlfriends.

I look really tired. Christmas parties are hard work sometimes.


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.


Stacie @ Snaps and Bits said...

Haha, so awesome!

The Gal Herself said...

I wonder what Santa will bring naughty girls like you.

Gina said...

It was really, really fun and he was sooooo cute with a noticeable twinkle in his eyes. A completely real Santa who also had a sense of humor.

Gina said...

I hope not coal or anything like that. I was extremely good this year, Scouts honor. I'm just sure my friends were kidding ;-) (I get picked on a lot).

Kenya G. Johnson said...

I was hoping you took a photo! Sweet.

Gina said...

Of course I did. I would never pass up an opportunity like that. He was sooooo cute and "real"!

Larks said...

LOL! Awesome! I love that you sat on Santa's lap. For a moment there I thought this post was going to take a "Bad Santa" turn... ;-P

Gina said...

Nooooo bad Santa here! He was sweet and just being cheeky! Obviously, I hadn't sat on Santa's lap in quite some time and he was the best one I have ever seen in my life.