Friday, November 12, 2010
As many of you know, I do not fancy the traditional human holiday festivities. However, this year I decided to heed Izzy’s advice and I held an early Thanksgiving dinner for our local law enforcement, last night.
The reasons were two-fold, actually. One, it gave me the opportunity to “suggest” that law enforcement should be more cooperative with members of my clan and second, since this Carly Bright was already in town, it opened the door for me to get to know her and her partner better.
The festivities started with the usual excitement of law enforcement officers mingling around the free food and telling their, “the one that almost got away” stories. Carly, however, remained relatively quiet. I had started to believe that there was something more to her than her good looks.
Once dinner was served, we gathered around the table and, of course, someone insisted on saying grace. Out of respect and the fact that Izzy kicked my shin, under the table, I observed the moment silently.
My guest enjoyed their meal and I enjoyed the show. It started with Carly excusing herself from the table and in doing so, knocking over the glass of red wine. After offering her apologies, she proceeded to aimlessly wander the estate “looking for the restroom” as she put it. I allowed her her curiosity for while. There is nothing here that I fear any human, law enforcement or not, finding.
After personally escorting her to the bathroom, I rejoined my guests and waited for Carly’s return. It wasn’t long after that, that Carly came running into the main dining hall with Viola hot on her heels waving her favorite butcher knife. Carly tripped and grabbed the tablecloth. As she went down, the plates and the food went with her, but our officers in blue, quickly lifted their plates as the food moved away from from them. They do have their priorities and apparently free food is top on the list.
If Carly is as good as a detective as she is clumsy, she will be one of the finest officers on the streets.
I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun. The evenings festivities have encouraged me to become more active in the holidays.
I wonder how much ruckus I can cause by inviting Zyra and Lillian to Christmas dinner? It has been a while since I’ve seen a good old fashioned supernatural fight.
Zyra, would you ever forgive me?
Just a thought…