Monday, December 22, 2008
Gledileg Jol, ya'll!
Ketkrokur, or Meat Hook, sounds more like something out of a very un-Christmasy horror movie if you ask me. But actually he sits on top of the chimney and when he sees meat smoking over the fire, he lowers a hook down to steal it. That's something to keep in mind the next time you smoke meat in your fireplace.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
This guy might have the funniest name. Bjugnakraeker, or Sausage Swiper, crawls along the rafters of the house and swipes the sausages that are hanging up there.
I wonder how many people still hang sausages over the rafters in their house. I'd be willing to bet it's not many. Poor guy.
Skyr is sort of a special Icelandic yogurt. Not being a yogurt-kind-of-gal myself, this little guy is particularly repulsive. Skyrgamur, or Skyr Gobbler, hides in the pantry and when the door is shut, he gobbles him some skyr.
The little descriptions I've read about him always seem to mention that he gets the skyr all over his clothes and matted in his beard.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Today Askasleikir, or Bowl Licker, comes down from the mountain.
He comes into the house late in the evening, when the family is finishing their dinner. When fussy children don't finish their food, he creeps up and cleans out their bowls.
Huh... Seems kind of handy to those of us who don't like leftovers.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
It was fun to catch up with the gals. See ya'll next year!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
There he is waving to me on his way in.
Bill the Goat and the Army Mule get rowdy.
President Bush officiated the coin toss.
Santa, obviously a Navy fan, was sitting a couple of rows ahead of us.
President Bush sat on the Army side during the first half of the game (because, they were the home team), but at half time he came over the winning side.
And, of course, the best part...
My brother supplied a pretty terrific post-game taligait barbeque.
Not to be left out of the fun, Will stayed in Bedford and went with Grandma, his friends Jamie and Ava, and their mom to breakfast with Santa. By all reports, it was a lot of fun. Good thing it was over in time for Santa to make it to the game.